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STAY SAFE: Police issue advice amidst investigation into St Albans drink spiking

 Published on: 11th January 2024   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Detectives from the Local Crime Unit are reminding people in St Albans to make sure they never leave their drinks unattended, following a report of drink spiking on Friday, January 5.

Two women, who had been out drinking, reported feeling very unwell.

Sergeant Mark Chipchase, from the Local Crime Unit, said: “We are carrying out an investigation and will be looking at CCTV opportunities to find out what happened to these women on Friday night.  If you were out on Friday and saw anyone acting suspiciously around drinks in any of the pubs, please do contact us.”

The officers work with safer neighbourhood colleagues and licensed premises as well as Pubwatch to help keep people safe on a night out.

The police have offered the following advice:

  • Make sure you keep your drink with you, or with a friend, at all times.
  • Keep an eye on your friends and their drinks.
  • If you start to feel unwell, seek medical help straight away.
  • If you see anyone acting suspiciously by a drink, let a member of staff at the premises know.

Anyone with any information is asked to report it online at, speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via the online web chat at or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/1881/24.

If you want to report anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at

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