Under consideration PE1995: Improve support for victims of spiking

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to develop a multi-agency approach to investigating spiking incidents to ensure victims are given access to appropriate testing and incidents are investigated robustly.

Previous action taken

I have contacted Clare Adamson MSP.

Background information

We strongly believe a member of my family was spiked. The police officers who came to our house ruled there was insufficient evidence to investigate so therefore did not complete a urine drug test. If this had been done, we would have been able to establish with certainty if she was spiked. We pursued CCTV footage ourselves and pieced together a timeline of events. She was discovered unresponsive in the street by passers by and an ambulance was called. She was taken to the Royal Infirmary where several medical staff commented that it looked like she had been spiked but no drugs test was completed and police were not informed. She feels failed by a system that makes assumptions and judges a victim before investigating a potential crime. She would not have contacted the police if she did not believe with some certainly that she had been spiked. The police involvement or lack of made a traumatic incident worse.

  • Created by Catherine Anne McKay
  • Considered from 12 January 2023

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