When you go out with friends, all you are looking for is to have a couple of drinks and have fun with your friends. However, sometimes things tend to go downhill.
A similar case happened in Lincoln recently when two young girls found themselves face-to-face with an unfortunate situation.
On Wednesday night, two girls headed to Fever & Boutique Nightclub on High street after attending Quack. However, to their horror, someone spiked their drinks while they were not looking.
LSJ News talked to one of these girls who told us what happened that night on the condition of anonymity.
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Fever & Boutique Nightclub was unavailable for a comment.
Drink spiking is illegal in the UK and can lead to a maximum of 10 years in prison, if found guilty. the sentence will be higher if an assault, rape or robbery has also taken place.
These spiking drugs can be added to alcohol or soft drinks in tablet, powder or liquid form.
According to Lincolnshire Police and NHS, following precautions can be taken to ensure your drinks do not get spiked:
•Never leave your drink unattended and keep an eye on your friends’ drinks.
•Don’t accept a drink from someone you don’t know.
•Consider sticking to bottled drinks and avoiding punch bowls or jugs of cocktails.
•Don’t give out your address to someone you’ve just met.
•If you think your drink has been tampered with, don’t drink it – tell a trusted friend or relative immediately.
Some bars provide plastic stopper devices, such as lids to put on bottles, which can reduce the risk of your drink being spiked. However, these stoppers won’t stop you consuming a drink that has been spiked with additional alcohol.
They may also provide kits to test your drink, but these don’t test for every kind of drug and often don’t work.
In case you suspect your drink has been spiked, call 999 immediately.