Our response following reports of drink spiking incidents

We’re aware of posts circulating on social media about drink spiking, particularly those involving injections.

At present we’ve had one report where the circumstances appear to match the description of someone being spiked by injection. However, it’s unclear exactly what’s happened and we’re in the process of trying to speak to the woman to gather more information. 

A separate drink spiking incident involving a Birmingham-based university student is under investigation, and we’ve had a small number of reports from Birmingham city centre over the last few months.

We know that lots of people are posting about their experiences online and we’d encourage them to contact us to let us know what’s happened. We are taking all reports seriously and would encourage anyone who believes they have been a victim of spiking in any form to contact us via Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk 8am – midnight, or call 101 anytime. To remain 100% anonymous, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.  

We continue to run perpetrator-focused operations, looking to identify suspicious behaviour and prevent a wide range of offences from happening. We’re working with door staff, venues and Street Wardens. If you’re out in the West Midlands and you see anything that concerns you – let someone know, or call us on 999.

Please visit Drink Aware for advice and information on the symptoms of drink spiking, and what to do if you think someone has been spiked.

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