Snobs nightclub, Birmingham (google street view image)
Police are currently investigating four reports of women being spiked at Snobs nightclub in Birmingham over the Halloween weekend.
West Midlands Police said two women reported waking up after a night out at the club with a ‘small pin prick mark and a bruise on their body’.
In a post on Facebook, Snobs, located on Smallbrook Queensway, said the victims received on-site medical assessments from trained professionals.
The statement read: “We can confirm that we had four incidents of spiking reported to us across the weekend of 29-31 October, with those in question assisted quickly via our on-site security/care team and the St John’s Ambulance, along with Southside Safe Space.
“We can also confirm that nobody was directly admitted to hospital, following on-site medical assessments from trained professionals. This is a very serious situation and we are very concerned for the safety of you – our patrons.
“We have been in constant conversation with West Midlands Police and licensing regarding any future improvements and/or initiatives that can be made to try and combat such incidents happening.”
Following conversations, the club has implemented new precautionary measures including: Metal detection and increased searches upon entry, cup covers and bottle toppers available at the bar, testing strips for drinks readily available, and additional training for all security/care staff.
What have police said about the reports?
A spokesman for the force, said: “On 29 October a woman reported waking up after a night out at the club with a small pin prick mark and a bruise on her body.
“On Halloween one person collapsed while at the club and another felt drowsy inside.
“On 1 November another woman woke up with a small pin prick mark and a bruise after partying at the club.
“Thankfully, none of these reports have resulted in subsequent crimes against the victim, such as robbery or sexual assaults.”
The incident follows concerning reports in recent weeks of young women being ‘spiked by injection’ in nightclubs across the country -
Spiking via injection describes the act of one person spiking another, but instead of placing a pill in a drink, it is done through the use of a needle.
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