A police organization official has said that a large number of security forces across the country are investigating reports of injection spiking.
Sara Crew of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) said on Wednesday that she came to know about allegations of spiking in injections that morning.
“From the reports I have seen, I can see that many police forces are investigating them,” said the group’s head for rape and adult sex crimes.
Ms Crews, who is temporary chief constable in Avon and Somerset Police, said: “I think there is a reasonable assumption that they may have had a sexual motive. But there is no indication.”
She told the Home Affairs Committee that she had raised reports of injection-related spiking incidents to the National Crime Agency, but added: “It is difficult to make an assessment on that particular trend at the moment.”
Both Nottinghamshire Police and West Yorkshire Police are investigating reports of people being bitten by needles.
A spokesman for Police Scotland said on Wednesday that it was aware of social media posts about incidents of force injection spiking. “Officers are investigating and some reports from the Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow areas are being investigated,” he said.
Metropolitan Police Chief Cressida Dick was asked about reports of injection spiking on Wednesday morning. “I’m afraid I didn’t hear it. But it sounds very worrying,” she told the police and the crime committee.
Nightclub boycotts are planned across the UK for strict action to combat spiking, including stricter checks on entry.
The Girls Night In campaign is urging people to avoid clubs in cities such as Nottingham, Bristol, Edinburgh and Cardiff next week, with organizers saying women are “scared” and the clubbing experience “contaminated by that fear, worry and anxiety.” We are going to be intoxicated.”
A 19-year-old student said she woke up last week with no memory and lameness after a night out in Nottingham, later finding a prick in her leg that caused shooting pain when touched.
Zara Owen said, “The main thing that really terrified me as well as edgy is that it was done by an injection.”Granthshala. “Naturally, I could be a carrier of HIV or hepatitis if this needle in use was dirty.”
The shadow home secretary addressed reports of injection spiking on Wednesday, saying it was “horrible”.
“This terrible crime needs to stop without delay,” said Labor’s Nick Thomas-Symonds.
When asked about the spiking on the Home Affairs Committee on Wednesday, Donna Jones, the joint national lead for supporting victims in the Association for Police and Crime Commissioners, said she felt “the scale of the problem” was “more important than we realized.” ” was the “vulnerability” of the victims. who often drink alcohol.
Home Secretary Priti Patel has also asked police forces to immediately assess the amount of alcohol consumed in nightclubs and parties as some people have said that they have witnessed incidents of over-consumption in recent months.
Spiking drink can result in up to ten years in prison – or even more, if there have been other crimes such as rape, robbery or other assault.
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