Police investigate reports of needle attacks in Nottingham nightclubs

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Several students have claimed that they were injected outside at night

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Police in Nottingham are investigating multiple reports of needle attacks at some of the city’s nightclubs.

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in a new BBC News According to the report, many people have claimed that he was injected with a needle during a night out.

Zara Owen, a 19-year-old student, recalled being blacked out shortly after arriving at Nottingham’s Prism nightclub on 10 October. She said the next thing she remembers was waking up in bed with pain in her leg before she could detect the pinprick mark.

“I’m really, really scared. It’s one of those things you hear about but never think would happen to you,” Owen said. BBC. “It makes you question yourself. Why me and how?”

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He has called for increased security in nightclubs with additional bag and pocket searches.

In another incident, the sister of an unnamed Derby student said her 19-year-old brother was believed to have been injected with a mystery liquid while leaving the Stealth nightclub on October 12.

Ellie Simpson said her sister, who did not wish to be named, blacked out and was taken to the hospital after she felt a “pinch on the back of her arm” after leaving the club.

Simpson said, “I don’t think I’m immersed in what happened to her yet.” “It’s really frightening because I don’t know how you’re supposed to stop it.”

She said: “Obviously you can get your hands on your drink but how can you stop someone from stabbing you with a needle?”

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stealth nightclub confirmed BBC That it has received two reports within the past two weeks from customers who thought they may have been bitten by a needle. The nightclub said it takes reports of spiking “very seriously” and will continue to conduct intensive searches and capture CCTV footage to aid in the police investigation.

A spokesman for Prezm owner Raycom UK said: “While these incidents are incredibly rare, we take all reports of this nature very seriously and will do everything possible to ensure they do not happen at our clubs “

Nottinghamshire Police have confirmed they are looking into multiple reports of people being “physically bitten”.

“We are currently investigating reports from individuals who are suspected of having an increase in their drink,” told Supt Kathryn Crainer. BBC. “A small number of associated victims have said that they may feel the sensation of scratching as if someone has physically stretched them.”

She 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.

“It’s quite different from the feelings of intoxication through alcohol, according to some victims.”

Police said a 20-year-old man was arrested “on suspicion of possession of Class A and Class B and cause” [to] Feeding poison or harmful substances with intent to injure, victimize and annoy, following an incident in Lower Parliament Street on October 16. He has since been released on bail.

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