Please see the following from North Yorkshire Police:
Drink spiking incidents
We have received reports of Drink Spiking in the York area in recent weeks, so we thought it would be helpful to send out our top tips for keeping you, your friends, family and loved ones safe!
Although still relatively low in terms of recorded incidents, we are seeing a slight increase in alleged Drink Spiking in pubs and bars across York!
How to avoid drink spiking
> Never leave your drink unattended, whether it’s alcoholic or not
> Don’t accept a drink from someone you don’t know
> Ensure you stay with your group, and lookout for each other
> Avoid drinking heavily, and be aware of the strength of any alcoholic drinks you consume
How to help a friend who you think has been spiked
> Tell a bar manager, bouncer or member of staff
> Stay with them and keep talking to them
> Call an ambulance if their condition deteriorates
> Don’t let them go home on their own
If you have any questions or would like any further advice please visit the below website by Drinkaware
If you have information of individuals or groups involved in spiking or date rape incidents you can inform Crimestoppers anonymously by calling – tel:0800 555111