THE mum of murdered Libby Squire says she believes her daughters were spiked – amid terrifying reports of girls being injected in clubs.
Lisa Squire, 51, says Libby was targeted as a first-year student, just a year and a half before she was raped and killed on a night out in 2019.
And her younger daughter Beth may have been spiked weeks ago as she partied with uni friends, she says.
Nurse Lisa said Libby had called her after blacking out at a party.
She told the Mirror: “Libby had been out partying and she fell off a flight of stairs or something.
"I said to her, ‘How much had you drunk?’ and she said, ‘Not that much, but I feel terrible, I’ve got a headache, I don’t really remember what happened. I feel like I’ve got this massive fog over me’.
"I said to her, ‘It sounds to me like you’ve been spiked.’ The after-effects were different from her normal post-alcohol evenings.”
Beth, 19, called her mum after starting her studies last month – and Lisa was immediately worried.
"She sounded so different. I was worried she'd been spiked," Lisa said.
"The next day she didn’t remember much about it. It’s so worrying. I’m having to say, ‘Watch what you’re drinking, watch who’s around you’.”
Thousands of revellers are boycotting nightclubs and taking to the streets in protest over growing reports of drink spiking and injections.
Women backing the Girls' Night In campaign avoided venues on Wednesday night as they demanded clubs and bars increase safety measures.
Police are investigating numerous reports that young women are being injected on nights out, causing them to fall ill.
Figures published on Wednesday revealed at least 56 reports of alleged injection incidents in bars have been made to UK police forces since the start of September.
Another 198 confirmed reports of drink spiking were recorded by forces in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, according to the National Police Chiefs’ Council.
Lisa, also mum to Maisy, 15, and Joe, 14, said she was alarmed to hear claims victims were being injected.
“Where are they getting the chemicals and the needles for that? And are those needles clean?" she asked.
HORROR OF SPIKING
"There’s a whole other problem there. And what type of person is doing this? These are more red flags.
“If a girl’s had a couple of drinks you’re not necessarily going to feel anything. This is another safety issue for women.”
When Libby went missing after a night out in Hull, it was initially feared she may have been spiked after CCTV footage captured her in a bad state.
Toxicology reports found no signs of drugs in her system.
Pawel Relowicz, 26, was jailed for life for her murder in February this year.
Lisa of High Wycombe, Bucks, said: “I don’t suppose we’ll ever know but it was something we considered at the time.”
One woman says she found a needle mark after feeling "something sharp go into her shoulder" while out on a hen do.
Another teenager, who believes she was injected with a drug while clubbing, was "sick and disorientated" after the ordeal.
She sounded so different. I was worried she'd been spiked
A student told how she started to vomit and almost collapsed on a night out before finding a pin prick on her hand. She had no recollection of the evening.
Sarah Buckle, 19, had been out on Freshers Week with pals when her hand started to throb and was later rushed to hospital.
A 19-year-old University of Nottingham student shared an almost identical story.
Zara Owen believes she may have been spiked after she suffered complete memory loss and a pain in her leg.
She believes the injury was caused by an injection.
Lisa has campaigned fiercely for women's safety since her daughter's death.
Last month, she told The Sun: “Women have the right to be out whenever they like.
“The only way to stop this is to look out for one another — to teach our children, our sons, how to look out for their sisters and girlfriends.”
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