Nightclub boycott after date rape injections leave women afraid to leave the house

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Nightclub boycotts are planned in UK cities next week as students demand tighter security amid reports of women being attacked with needles in nightclubs.

Police in Nottinghamshire and West Yorkshire have received reports of spiking with injections. Scottish authorities are also reportedly investigating the alleged incidents.

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19 year old Zara Owen toldGranthshala She woke up last week after a night out in Nottingham, with “sharp, excruciating pain” in her leg, a limp and no memory after a certain point.

“I told my mother that I have a pain in my leg. He initially thought I pulled a muscle or something,” she says. “And my friends were confused too because they knew I didn’t drink much.”

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A first-year student at the University of Nottingham says: “I thought maybe I was nudged, because it sounds awful to jump to conclusions, but it was quite likely.”

The next day, he found a “pinprick” on his leg and pressed it, triggering a shooting pain.

“The main thing that really frightened me as well as edgy is that it was by an injection,” she says. “Naturally, I could be a carrier of HIV or hepatitis if this needle in use was dirty.”

Zara Owen says she believes she was harmed during a night out in Nottingham earlier this month

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Zara Owen says she believes she was harmed during a night out in Nottingham earlier this month

She says after taking eight hours she quit waiting at A&E and is still waiting for her nearest GP appointment. She says her doctor recommended going to a local sexual health clinic.

Ms Owen says she is in contact with the police.

Students across the UK, including Nottingham, Edinburgh, Bristol and Exeter, are organizing a boycott of nightclubs next week – a call for clubs to do more to tackle spiking in venues, including stricter checks on entry is included.

“We deserve to have fun on our nights out,” Edinburgh’s “Girls Night In” campaign posted on Instagram. “It is not fair that our club experiences are being corrupted by the fear, anxiety and worry that we are going to be intoxicated.”

The organizers of Girls Night in Boycott in Nottingham told independent way The first thought stories of women being fanned by injections first “heard” and appeared “like a horror story.”

“Then we heard it happened to people we know and people we can really give a name and a face to,” says Laura*, the third-year student behind the campaign.

“I didn’t even think it was a thing,” Frankie*, another third year organizing the boycott, tells Granthshala, She said she always thought spiking involved putting something in a drink.

“It changed the game a little bit, the fact that you can be mindful of keeping your drink close by. But then you can’t really stop someone from injecting you,” she says.

“So I think it has created a different level of fear for girls in Nottingham and across the UK.”

Laura tells Granthshala She thinks that “a lot of people are scared” to go out in the current environment in Nottingham.

Says Frankie: “We’re all disappointed that after a year and a half and now that we can move out, we feel like we’ve been forced to stay in.”

The force’s superintendent, Katherine Crainer, said Nottinghamshire Police are currently investigating reports from individuals who are suspected to have spiked their drinks.

“A small number of victims associated with this have said that they may have felt the scratching as if someone had physically bitten them. Consequently, we are actively investigating all these reports,” she said on Tuesday.

Supert Craner said a 20-year-old man has been arrested following reports of an incident in Nottingham’s Lower Parliament Street on 16 October. He has been released on bail as the investigation continues. “This arrest comes as part of our ongoing investigation into alleged spiking reports in the city,” she said.

Supt Craner said: “We do not believe these to be targeted incidents; they are markedly different from anything we have seen before because victims have exposed a physical scratching type sensation before feeling very unwell. This is very different from the feelings of intoxication through alcohol, according to some victims.”

Meanwhile, West Yorkshire Police toldGranthshala On Tuesday, he had received a report of “spiking by injection”. It was reported to have taken place in Leeds city center on 13 October.

“We have spoken to the victim regarding the matter and inquiries are on in connection with the incident,” the force said.

Detective Superintendent Paula Bickerdike of West Yorkshire Police said: “We understand the real concerns that women have about the safety of women, particularly in the night-time economy, and we are working with our partner agencies to unite the county. Fully committed to make every effort a safe place for women and girls.”

Police in Scotland are also investigating allegations of injection spiking into clubs. Glasgowhandjob sterlinghandjob Edinburgh And stickAccording to media reports. contacted by force Granthshala.

The Home Office has been contacted for comment.

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