A Nottingham pub is set to launch girls-only weekly after reports of spiking in the city.
Located near Nottingham Trent University’s city campus, PlayRight will hold its first event for female customers on 3 November. No male will be allowed entry and it will be manned by a women’s team.
This comes after reports of women being injected inside nightclubs in Nottingham.
Pub manager Josh Wheelhouse told Nottinghamshire Live: “We’re so excited to do it.
“I’ve already talked to some of the societies at Nottingham Trent University, and we’ll actually be conducting workshops to educate women about what to do in situations that put them at risk.”
Mr Wheelhouse said, at first, he was hesitant to offer only women’s nights, worried that he would be perceived by others as “the person who is trying to make money from this horrible thing that happens to women.”
But he continued: “I felt like I needed to do something. I don’t think it’s fair for women to stay home – we should be the ones to do that.
“That’s why we’re taking steps and I’m in discussions with other pubs that are looking to implement this.”
It comes after two men were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit poisoning in connection with alleged drink-spiking incidents involving needles in Nottingham.
Nottinghamshire Police said the men, aged 18 and 19, were arrested on Wednesday after receiving information from a member of the public, following a general appeal for help from a senior officer.
The force said both were arrested “on suspicion of conspiracy to inflict poison with intent to injure, annoy or cause victim”.
These arrests are not being linked to any specific allegation of needle spiking or contamination of the drink. Both the men have been released after investigation.
In the past two months, around 200 incidents of drinking alcohol have been reported across the country to the police across the UK.
The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) said there were 198 confirmed cases in various parts of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in September and October, as well as 24 reports of some form of injection.
On Friday afternoon, the NPCC said there were around 140 confirmed reports of a spike in beverages, but the figure was revised after more data was received.
It said the numbers included both men and women, although the majority of cases involved young women.
The alleged offenses have taken place on licensed premises and at private parties.
The figure of 198 is based on data received from 40 police forces, and the NPCC said it is yet to receive data from five forces, which it expects over the weekend.
The NPCC said that 58 out of 198 reports of drinking were given to the Metropolitan Police.
NPCC Lead for Drugs, Deputy Chief Constable Jason Harwin, said: “Clearly these reports are very worrying.
“We are working expeditiously with forces, law enforcement agencies such as the NCA and the Home Office and other partners including universities to understand the scale of the violations, establish any links between the allegations, and ultimately bring any identified perpetrators to justice.” are.”
Nightclub boycotts are planned in UK cities next week as students demand tighter security amid reports of women being attacked with needles in nightclubs.
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