Can we feel safe again? A student’s response to modern-day spiking

In recent months, there has been a vast rise in reports of women and men being spiked at clubs and venues across the country via hypodermic needles. What felt like freedom to attend clubs again after relaxed COVID restrictions has turned cold and frightening. The daunting reality that we are not safe has hit home once again. 

Trigger and content warnings: This article discusses drugging, needles, spiking and victim blaming in detail. There are minor mentions of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.

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Leicester nightclubs come under scrutiny over spiking

Nightclubs and bars in Leicester have come under scrutiny after increasing reports of spiking, particularly via injection. LSM asked city centre venues how they are responding to concerns highlighted in the Big Night in movement.

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Students’ Union U-turns on boycott of campus-based nightclub events

Leicester Students’ Union released a statement backtracking on their original stance to support O2 Academy events, amidst national boycotts of nightclubs.

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