Problems in UK clubs – level 3

03-11-2021 07:00

Young women across the UK say that they are being spiked with needle injections in clubs, and then blacking out, and waking up with no recollection of what happened the night before.

Sarah Buckle, a student at the University of Nottingham, went to the city center with her friends to one of the clubs. Everything seemed fine; however, her friends reported that Sarah stopped talking, and started to be upset and making no sense. She was unable to stand up, and eventually, she fell unconscious. Later, Sarah found a pin prick wound on her hand, and doctors noticed the bruising.

Women in several UK clubs found pin pricks on their backs, arms, or thighs, and there’s been a rise in spiking-drinks throughout the country as well, with some women reporting their drinks being spiked in pubs, as well as nightclubs. The cases have prompted students at multiple universities to boycott nightclubs in their local area in an effort to make them do more against this problem.

Difficult words: spike (to add alcohol or drugs to something without telling anyone), recollection (the ability to remember past events), boycott (to protest when you refuse to buy a product or take part in an activity).

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