29 Jun 2022

Limerick gardai investigate alleged 'spiking' incident at licensed premises

Limerick woman reports 'needle spiking' incident

Gardai are investigating reports that a young student was 'needle-spiked' on a night out in Limerick

GARDAÍ have confirmed they are investigating reports of an alleged 'needle-spiking' incident at a licensed premises in Limerick.

Over the Halloween weekend, Limerick woman Katie Boylan took to social media to tell of the close call she experienced after waking up from a night out she cannot remember with needle marks in her arms.

“So, I got spiked via needle this weekend, I normally wouldn’t post about this s**t but things are getting so out of hand,” she wrote.

She added: “if it wasn’t for my friends, my scenario could’ve been a lot worse. I beg of you to watch out for your female friends and to take them seriously if they fall victim to something like this.”

She has asked the Limerick public to raise awareness that the very real and frightening practice of “needle spiking” has come to the county.

When contacted by the Limerick Leader, a garda spokesperson stated: "An Garda Síochána are investigating a report of an alleged incident at a licensed premises in Limerick on October 26, 2021. The report does not confirm that any person was ‘spiked’ with a drug. An Garda Síochána continue to investigate to determine the exact nature of this incident at this time".

The spokesperson added:  “An Garda Síochána would advise any victims of similar incidents or any form of ‘drug spiking’ to come forward and report such incidents to local gardaí.”

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