Terror amid claims numerous women 'spiked by injection in Edinburgh clubs'

By Kaitlin Easton

Fears have been raised online after numerous claims women have been spiked by injection at Edinburgh nightclubs.

A number of posts circulating social media suggest at least three women were targeted at venues in the city this weekend.

Young women are now sharing the urgent warnings in a bid to make people aware of the 'terrifying incidents'.

An anonymous account shared warnings online (Instagram)

An Instagram account named Edinburgh Anonymous said they had received multiple reports of students being spiked by injection at city venues.

It claimed the women had a small red bump at the site of the injection with symptoms similar to other drugs that make victims feel suddenly drunk, drowsy or nauseous.

The post shared an account from one alleged victim: "I was completely fine until about 2am when I suddenly felt dizzy and extremely unwell.

Numerous reports have been circulating online (Instagram)

"I left the club and got an uber home, which I don't remember at all. I was found passed out at the bottom of the stairs to my flat, luckily I was taken upstairs and was safe.

"The next day I noticed a small puncture wound on my lower back and have since realised I was spiked by injection.

"I have reported this to the police and been to hospital where I was given a vaccine for Hepatitis B and had blood tests taken, which I would recommend anyone who thinks they have experienced this to do the same.

"Please look after your friends and be aware that this is going on. I didn't feel anything an wouldn't have even considered this could have happened to me if I was unaware."

Another account, @jenascs, also shared a Instagram story over the weekend asking her Edinburgh friends to beware on nights out as she claimed three women were spiked by injection whilst dancing in a club at the weekend.

One victim had to be taken to hospital for blood tests (Instagram)

A petition has been created calling for tighter security at clubs and increased bag checks on the doors of venues in the capital.

One social media user shared the petition and claimed his friend was seriously ill in hospital after being spiked.

He wrote: "Hey guys I would really appreciate it if you could spare a minute to sign this petition.

"It would mean a lot to me and a friend of mines who was spiked in Edinburgh last week and is now seriously ill in hospital. It would be much appreciated, thanks!"

Claims regarding numerous women being spiked in Edinburgh have not yet been confirmed by any venues or police.

Police Scotland have been contacted for comment.

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