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Sheffield nightclub praised for simple solution to help stop drink spikings

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A Sheffield nightclub-goer has praised the Leadmill for a new initiative to keep customers safe.

The beloved city centre club and music venue has recently added signs to its bar area, advising people that cling film is available for anyone who wants to cover their drink – in a bid to help avoid drink spikings.

There have been some scary reports of people falling seriously ill recently after a spate of spikings – though none reported at the Leadmill – and one Leadmill fan said that the new signs made her feel “happy and secure”.

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Hollie, 21, told South Yorkshire Live : “It just made me and my friends fee happy and secure to be honest.

“It’s nice to see somewhere take responsibility for the safety of their customers and to ensure they’re doing the most that they can to make them feel safe.

“After recent videos and photos circulating showing people’s drinks getting spiked I know a few people who have been anxious to go out and so it’s great that this is being offered.”



People queue to get into The Leadmill nightclub in Sheffield
People queue to get into The Leadmill nightclub in Sheffield

Hollie posted a picture of the sign on her Twitter account and the Leadmill responded, saying that they felt it was necessary to offer this simple solution to help people feel safe.

They said: “It’s such a shame that it has come to this, but we are doing everything we can to prevent things like this happening at our venue.”

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And Hollie said that this is the first time she has seen this measure introduced, but hopes that it is picked up by more venues across the country.

“It’s the first time I’ve seen anything of its kind but I hope if other clubs see it they will follow suit”, she said.

What do you think of this measure to curb drink spikings? Let us know in the comments!

Written by: Rother Radio News


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