Police probe after three women report alleged spiking incidents at Stack in Seaburn

Police have launched an investigation following reports of spiking incidents in Sunderland over the weekend.

Officers received a report of three women who were concerned they had been spiked while visiting Stack in Seaburn on December 18.

Stack have responded to this alleged incident saying they take these allegations very seriously and have confirmed they are assisting police with the investigation.

They said footage from over 80 CCTV cameras will be reviewed.

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A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “We can confirm we have received a report of three women concerned they had been spiked while visiting The Stack Seaburn, Sunderland on December 18.

“An investigation has been launched and enquiries into these incidents are ongoing.”

They added: “We proactively police the night-time economy and have dedicated officers on patrol to protect the vulnerable and target anyone looking to commit offences. “We also work with our partners and with licensees to ensure the North East remains one the safest places to enjoy a night out. “Anyone with concerns is asked to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

Brims recently completed the Stack Seaburn leisure scheme
(Image: ANDREW HEPTINSTALL PHOTOGRAPHY)

In a statement shared to their Facebook page, Stack Seaburn said: “We are aware of a small number of alleged spiking incidents that have occurred at Stack Seaburn over the weekend.

“We are assisting the police with their investigations and would like to reassure our customers that we take these allegations very seriously. The venue is covered by over 80 CCTV cameras and the footage from these is currently being reviewed.”

“At weekends we have a high security presence on site and our managers and bar staff are all approachable, so if you do have any concerns in the venue or see any suspicious activity please let a member of the team know.”

“The safety and wellbeing of our customers is absolutely paramount.”

There have been accusations of drink spiking in the North East over the last few months.

Earlier this month, Craig Campbell from Darlington was out celebrating a friend’s 50th birthday when he describes ‘losing control of his body’.

In November, Maria Beckwith was enjoying drinks with a work friend in a Newcastle bar when she found herself wandering the streets of Newcastle alone, injured and unaware of how she got there.

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