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Drink spiking: "Reporting is the best tool"

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Tuesday 22 November 2022

Drink spiking: "Reporting is the best tool"

Tuesday 22 November 2022


A campaign group promoting women's safety on nights out in Guernsey has said it is "looking forward to hearing" what the police have to say about recent drink spiking allegations in the island.

Last week it was reported that a number of incidents had been logged with the police.

In response to a query made by Express, a spokesperson said:

"Guernsey Police can confirm a number of reports of drink spiking have been made recently. We will be saying more about this issue as a whole next week."

At least one alleged incident of drink spiking has been shared on a Facebook forum for Guernsey residents recently, but the statement from Guernsey Police implied there had been multiple reports made to them.

Following the release of the above statement to Express, Guernsey Police shared further details via the Bailiwick Law Enforcement Facebook page.

This extended statement sought to assure anyone going out socialising in bars or nightclubs that police officers would be out on "high visibility patrols conducting licensing checks and will be working with partner agencies to educate staff and this working within the night-time economy to identify vulnerabilities and risks at an early stage and improve early reporting".

Guernsey Police also addressed specific concerns raised by some members of the community and said the force's priority was "to ensure you can continue to enjoy your nights out in safety".

They also advised people to "keep an eye on their drinks and not to leave them unattended".

The advice from Guernsey Police also gave details of how to report any incidents, by calling 222 222 or 999 in an emergency. Anonymous calls can be made via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

 

Campaign group, Girls Night In Guernsey also echoed the advice to report any incidents to Guernsey Police.

The group said: "We are looking forward to see what Bailiwick Law Enforcement have to say when they issue their statement next week.

"While we wish there was nothing to report, we’re encouraged that reports are being made and investigated. Reporting is the best tool we all have in making a difference."

The campaign group said it is working on plans to improve safety locally which will be explored further in the new year.

"We are working hard behind the scenes before we can meet with the police and the Committee for Home Affairs in the new year and will be keeping you all updated on any/all progress."

A spokesperson for Guernsey Police this morning said that work is continuing on this issue and more information is still expected to be published this week. 

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