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Reports of ‘needle spiking’ in Britain drive young women, students to boycott bars

By Ellen Francis

28 Oct 2021 · 2 min read

Women are boycotting bars and clubs this week in cities across Britain, where college students have grown alarmed at reports of peers getting spiked with needles on nights out.

The students leading the "Night In" protest want better training for nightlife staff to help keep people safe from "needle spiking," where someone is injected with drugs without their knowledge, often in a nightclub or party, as well as the more common crime of contaminating drinks.

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