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Wednesday 22 December 2021

Campaigners say: "Report every incident"

Wednesday 22 December 2021


Campaigners for women's safety on nights out have welcomed Police making an arrest following two alleged drink spiking incidents over the weekend.

Leaders of the group 'Girls Night In Guernsey' said they were saddened to hear of more incidents of drink spiking but pleased by the swift action taken to investigate the allegations.

The campaigners, who have chosen to remain anonymous since launching their group, said the investigations and arrest by the Police highlight the importance of victims reporting every incident.

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Pictured: Guernsey Police have recently assured campaigners for women's safety on nights out that they will take a tough line on reports of drink spiking and similar incidents. 

Police announced on Monday that officers had received two reports of alleged drink spiking at venues over the weekend.

Investigations are at an early stage and the only update released so far is that one person has been arrested. 

Police said: "Early reporting is extremely important in drink spiking cases...make a report as soon as you feel well enough". And they assured victims that officers will be there to support them once an incident has been reported. 

Pictured: Police are continuing to investigate claims of drink spiking over the weekend.  

The Girls Night In campaign said it was thinking of the victims of the alleged incidents and that everyone on a night out should be aware of safety measures they can take for their own protection and which have been highlighted recently. It also encouraged victims to report incidents immediately.

The Girls Night In campaign started in the UK after reports of people being injected with 'date rape' drugs. It called on women to boycott their town centres and local pubs and to stay home instead as a way of showing that they would rather stay at home than be unsafe while on a night out.

A boycott of Town venues was held in Guernsey on a Friday night in November. Many young women took part and stayed out of Town in solidarity with the campaign to promote their safety.

Numerous bars in St Peter Port responded to the campaign by highlighting safety measures and staff training which they have put in place in an effort to help prevent incidents and protect the safety of women on nights out.

Pictured top: One person was arrested after reports of two drink spiking incidents last weekend.

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