Christmas anti-spiking crackdown launched in Coventry city centre - The Coventry Observer

Christmas anti-spiking crackdown launched in Coventry city centre

Coventry Editorial 8th Dec, 2023   0

A CHRISTMAS anti-spiking crackdown has been imposed in Coventry City Centre.

Coventry BID is working with venues across the city on a campaign which targets spiking, buying thousands of items to give out to bars, pubs and restaurants which will then be available free of charge to people visiting for drinks, food or dance.

These include 20,000 DrinkSafe anti-spiking covers, 17,500 bottle toppers and 1,000 DrinkSafe testing strips to allow venues to spot-check if a drink has been spiked.

The items have been handed out to 27 venues in the city centre.

The covers can be placed over the top of a drink, with a straw piercing the lid.

Testing strips can quickly identify if a drink has been spiked, allowing medical teams to act correctly and efficiently if necessary.

The BID has also introduced an ‘Ask For Angela’ scheme to allow anyone who feels vulnerable in a bar or venue to discreetly ask for help from staff.


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