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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Police in Belfast launch investigation into four alleged spikings

Police in Belfast have launched an investigation following four spiking incidents in Belfast city centre.

The PSNI said it is working on detailed investigations into each of the four incidents. CCTV footage is currently being reviewed in the areas the spikings occurred.

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The police service further said they are stepping up policing presence in the city and want to reassure members of the public.

Chief Inspector Darren Fox said: “We are currently conducting detailed investigations into four reported incidents of spiking in the Belfast area. I want to reassure the public that investigating these awful crimes and bringing perpetrators to justice is a priority for our officers.”

“Police have been working with the hospitality sector to provide up to date advice and guidance around enhancing crime prevention measures that will ensure the safety of everyone.”

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Fox urged anyone who thinks they may have been spiked to get in contact with police as soon as possible.

“Any perpetrator who thinks they can get away with these despicable acts should be left in no doubt that police are leaving no stone unturned in our efforts to investigate and apprehend them,” he added.

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