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An epidemic of ‘spiking’ in bars and clubs using needles filled with drugs has led to nationwide protests and nightclub boycotts in the UK

OU Nightly’s Harry Robinson went to Campus Corner to investigate if drink spiking is a problem growing in prevalence in Oklahoma too.

Hannah Youds, 21, a student at the University of Sheffield in the UK, set up the ‘Claim Back West Street’ campaign along with other students to make clubs in Sheffield to do more to prevent drink spiking.

“A lot more can be done. Clubs are saying that they’re searching every bag for needles and drugs and we’ve then gone there on a night out and haven’t had anything searched,” said Youds. “I don’t think there’s a group that is more at risk, we’ve definitely heard from as many men as women who have been spiked. Both men and women are as much at risk and I personally find that shocking.”

The campaign, which was started on October 15th, has already influenced Sheffield City Council to pledge £10,000 to anti-spiking measures like drinks covers, which will be distributed to the city’s bars and clubs.

OU Nightly’s Harry Robinson went to Campus Corner to investigate if drink spiking is a problem growing in prevalence in Oklahoma too.

Harry Robinson: @RobboHarry (Twitter and Instagram)

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