London nightclub XOYO introduces urine and drink testing facilities amid rising rush reports

A famous London nightclub has resorted to urine and drink testing amid growing reports of women being injected with drugs.

XOYO, near Old Street station in Islington, describes itself as “one of London’s best-loved nightclubs and live music venues” and was voted one of DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs.

Partygoers can access urine and drink testing through an on-site doctor each night.

The testing service has only been used once since its introduction and that result was negative.

London nightclub XOYO, which was voted one of the top 100 clubs by an industry magazine, has introduced urine and drink testing to reassure customers

David Vickery, managing director of XOYO, said he wanted to make sure all of his customers felt safe at a party.

“I think it’s important that if you have someone who thinks they’ve been doped, whether they were or not, it should be treated as if they were,” Mr Vickery said. .

‘We have that at XOYO. There is a lot of anxiety as a result of the pandemic, people are worried and cautious about going out.

“I think if we can make people feel safer and happier, I don’t see any downside to putting that in place.”

Across the country, reports of suspected needle doping are on the rise.

In Hull, a 27-year-old single mother claims someone was ‘trying to rape or kill her’ after she allegedly received an EpiPen-like injection during a seven-and-a-half-hour session.

She later described waking up during a checkup at the hospital with no recollection of how she got there.

An 18 year old who lost

A 19-year-old student who had no memory of returning home later discovered this alleged puncture mark

Reports of needle-shot spikes are becoming more common as bars and clubs across the UK take steps to reassure customers

Police have received nearly 300 reports of needle injections in the past TWO MONTHS

Nearly 300 reports of needle injection have been recorded across the UK in the past two months alone, according to new figures.

Statistics from the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) confirm fears that the new form of aggression is sweeping the country.

Police forces across the UK have been asked to tally the number of incidents involving ‘some form of injection’ that have been reported.

A total of 274 were recorded between September and November 8, according to NationalWorld.

It comes after the Girls Night In movement in October saw women and men avoid going out to bars and clubs in Manchester, Nottingham and Bristol as they demanded better security measures.

Dozens of local Instagram pages have been set up to spread news of the Girls Night In campaign, with women from several college towns staying, “raising awareness and boosting clubs” to keep people safe.

Boycotts took place in at least 40 cities, including Bristol, Brighton, Bournemouth, Belfast, Nottingham and Southampton.

The peak number of cases reported between September and November 8 are for reported incidents, meaning they may not yet have been confirmed by police and officially recorded as crimes.

Concerns about possible needle doping were first raised in October, although opinions are divided on the likelihood of needles being widely used in place of drink doping.

Some spike victims said they felt their arms pinched in clubs and later developed bruising, raising concerns that they had been assaulted with needles.

The head of the National Police Chiefs Council on Drugs, Deputy Chief Constable Jason Harwin, said the police force continued to work with pubs and clubs to increase searches and advice to staff.

The woman, who is a social worker, was out in downtown Hull with her colleagues on Saturday November 13.

But she ended the night ‘unable to feel her legs’ before ‘having 10 seizures’ and being rushed to Hull Royal Infirmary in an ambulance.

She said she met friends from work around 3 p.m., after which they were joined by her best friend, aunt, cousin and another friend around 4.30 p.m.

The woman said she tried to calm down and quit drinking for about an hour, but started again at 6 p.m. The group then headed to their next bar from 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., before heading off to take a friend of theirs home and go to a store for some snacks.

In about five minutes, the woman said she started to feel strange.

She said: “I told my friends that my legs felt weird and I was freezing. I kept telling them I was cold. They told me that I then bent down to sit on the corner of the street.

His friends called a taxi home before things started to “go very badly very quickly”.

She added: “It all happened really fast, it happened over 29 minutes after it got really cold and then my friends said I just wouldn’t be coming back – I think at the time they just thought I really had too much to drink.”

“My friend said I lay down in the taxi and repeated that I was cold, then I looked up and said, ‘I think I was doped.

Her friends then called an ambulance and the woman woke up in hospital.

She added: “I woke up and was naked. I didn’t know what happened, I thought I had been raped.

“The nurse then said she found a mark on my buttocks, a large red circle with a small brown center, and said she believed I had been stung with something like an EpiPen in my buttocks .

“My mom looked at it too when we were home and said there was a red ring on my butt.”

She added, “Honestly, I will never go out again. I don’t trust anyone anymore. It’s sad because I’m only 27.

“I hurt when I walk. I can’t even walk properly, but I try to hide it from my daughter. I have to be strong for her.

“I wish I could rest but I can’t, I’m a single mum. I just try to do things the best I can.

“I’ve always been a pretty confident person and I’m not really scared of anything, but this has totally shaken my confidence.”

A Humberside Police spokesperson confirmed investigations into the incident were ongoing.

Jerry C. Greiner