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Police investigating after reports of drink spiking
11:41am Sunday 21st July 2013 in News
POLICE are investigating after reports a woman may have had her drink spiked at a Colchester bar.
Officers were contacted at around 12.45am on Sunday after a woman was behaving erratically at Yates bar in Head Street.
It is thought her drink may have been spiked.
Later police received reports from the SOS bus a further two women were behaving erratically and may have had their drinks spiked.
The women range in age from 19 to 22.
One of the women was taken to Colchester General Hospital but has since been discharged.
A 44-year-old man from London was arrested in connection with the investigation. He remains in police custody.
Detective Inspector Neil Pudney said: "I would urge anyone who is worried that they may have consumed an unknown substance to seek medical treatment as soon as possible.
"I would also like to hear from anyone who began to feel unwell after their evening out or who was behaving in a way that would indicate they have consumed more than just alcohol.
"I would also ask anyone who saw anything suspicious that night to get in contact with us – whether it was someone having their drink spiked or people exhibiting strange and erratic behaviour.”
Anyone with information should contact Colchester CID on 101. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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