GARDA DRINK SPIKE ALERT

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GAR­DAÍ in Bray have reis­sued a warn­ing to peo­ple to be vig­i­lant in pubs, af­ter re­ports of drink spik­ing in the area.

A woman who was out in Bray last Thurs­day night said that she or­dered one drink at the bar, and mo­ments later felt ex­tremely dis­ori­ented and un­well.

She was very un­steady on her feet and had to be brought home in a taxi by a friend. The fol­low­ing morn­ing she still did not feel well and was pos­i­tive that her drink had been drugged. How­ever, the woman did not re­port the mat­ter to gar­daí.

‘It is im­por­tant to re­port such mat­ters, to avoid leav­ing other peo­ple vul­ner­a­ble,’ said In­spec­tor Tom Finnerty of Bray Garda Sta­tion.

‘Un­for­tu­nately it tends to be if the in­ci­dent es­ca­lates to sex­ual as­sault or in­jury that gar­daí are in­formed.’

He added that this is by no means a Bray-spe­cific phe­nom­e­non and that peo­ple should be cau­tious at all times when in bars or night­clubs across the coun­try.

‘Never leave a drink unat­tended,’ he ad­vised.

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