Home secretary wants police update on spiking by needles

By Imran Rahman-Jones and Marie Jackson

Home Secretary Priti Patel has asked police forces for an update following a number of cases of women reporting being spiked by needles in nightclubs.

Police chiefs have also been tasked by the Commons Home Affairs Committee to urgently assess the scale of the problem around the country.

One student, who believes she was injected in a Nottingham club, said she felt “vulnerable” and “violated”.

Labour said the reports were “vile” and “terrifying”, and called for action.

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