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18-year-old was spiked with needle while out in Drogheda

Mother urges young people to be more vigilant


man with syringe

man with syringe

man with syringe


The mother of an 18-year-old girl who was spiked with a needle in a Drogheda venue is warning young people to be extra vigilant and look out for each other.

The 18 year old teenager was socialising with friends in a town centre venue on Friday November 5th, when she became suddenly weak and collapsed.

Separated from friends, a former school pal found her and helped her into a taxi, which thankfully took her home safely.

"She was absolutely terrified and the doorman said she was having an panic attack and no gardai or ambulance were called,” said the mother. “She went to a pharmacist next day, who found the site of the needle mark, and now she is looking at waiting three months for blood tests for anything more serious. It is horrendous.”

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He daughter says she will never set foot out in Drogheda again. “I don’t know what the answer is – she heard of seven other girls who were targeted over that weekend – and maybe people need to be searched on the way in,” said the woman. “I am talking to the gardai about it, and hopefully whoever did this can be found and stopped.”