"I have no memory of what happened:" Fresh spiking fears as Doncaster girl reveals needle 'attack'

Fresh fears over injection spiking in Doncaster have been raised after a girl shared details of a needle attack which she says is being investigated by police.

By Darren Burke
Tuesday, 14th December 2021, 6:49 am

There have been numerous reports in the town over recent weeks of women being injected with needles without their knowledge, with police confirming they were investigating a number of incidents.

In the latest incident the woman took to social media to say she had no memory of what had happened and woke to found a big red lump on her arm which she says medics told her was an injection spiking.

In a widely shared Facebook post, she wrote: “Don’t normally post things like this on Facebook but just want to make people aware.

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There are fears of fresh needle spiking attacks in Doncaster.

"I attended Doncaster Racecourse on Saturday night for my work Christmas party in a large group.

"When I woke up on Sunday morning, I had a big red lump on my arm that was hot and sore.

"Kept an eye on it and when I woke up today it was still sore with bruising around the lump and looked like a pin prick mark in the middle.

"I have spent the day today in A&E getting checked over, the doctor thinks I have been spiked by injection and I have now been put on antibiotics as I have an infection in my arm, also had bloods taken.

"I also don’t have any memory of what happened after 12am, but hadn’t had a lot to drink.

"I’ve reported it to the police who are coming out to see me. So please be careful everyone as it is clearly happening everywhere. While I was at the hospital there was another two girls getting checked over for potential spiking!!!”

We have contacted both Doncaster Racecourse and South Yorkshire Police for comment.

Several women have come forward to share photos of what appear to be needle marks on their skin as well as details of blackouts and uncontrolled vomiting.

There were unconfirmed figures that seven women had been targeted – but police have said they are only investigating three cases at this stage.

At the time of the incidents in November, a South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “We are investigating three reports of spiking in Doncaster. These are not confirmed at this stage and we are awaiting toxicology.”

One woman was said to have been taken to Doncaster Royal Infirmary by ambulance.

Needle spiking is where the victims believe they were injected with a needle and drugs – often sedatives – and which are administered without their knowledge.

One victim, sharing a photo of what appeared to be a needle mark posted: “Girls, please be really careful when out drinking. Last night I have no memory on what went on out in town.

"I’ve woken up to this on my hip that looks like a needle mark from being injected.”