Four ‘potential hike incidents’ were addressed by volunteers at Manchester city center over the Halloween weekend

Ambulance volunteers handled “four potential hike incidents” in Manchester city center last weekend.

It is not known if the patients who were assisted were found to be tested positive for drugs commonly used to spike drinks, St John Ambulance said.

The charity issued a warning about spikes ahead of Halloween weekend.

Volunteers were stationed on Sackville Street in Manchester’s Gay Village on Friday and Saturday nights as part of their usual weekly patrol to help all club guests in need of assistance.

But the service encouraged Halloween partygoers to stay extra vigilant after increased reports that people were being joked across the UK.

A spokesman said: “St John Ambulance Night Finance (NTE) support services provide medical treatment and support to help keep people safe and healthy.



St John Ambulance was station in the village over the weekend

“The teams of first aiders and experienced healthcare professionals can also sign up for relevant services, including sending people to the hospital, if appropriate, and take measures to ensure that people who have minor injuries or are worse to wear come home safely.

“If you or others feel uncomfortable, notify the bar and door staff, who can call for medical attention, where they can contact the NTE service.

The Manchester Night Time Economy (NTE) Village Service is an open, inclusive and supportive service that provides non-judgmental support to service users.

“We are LGBTQ + friendly, aware of the challenges people may face and are highly motivated to provide help and support to the community.



GMP is examining the reports

“We will support the city’s night economy and take the pressure off NHS services by providing first aid and medical treatment on site where possible.”

After the weekend patrol, St. John Ambulance that “four potential rise incidents” were presented to the service over the weekend.

They stressed that this was the total number presented to the team and that volunteers would not be able to “confirm or test for related substances”.



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The charity has previously warned of the main signs of being sharp, such as loss of balance, fatigue, lowering of inhibitions, vision problems, confusion and vomiting.

It also encouraged club goers to stay with friends, never leave drinks unattended and not accept any drinks they do not witness being served at the bar.

Nearly 200 reports of spiking of beverages and 56 reports of injection has been sent to British police forces over the past two months.

A hospital in Greater Manchester saw ten patients through the doors last weekend, all of whom presented with symptoms that suggested they may have been elevated, the MEN understand.



Hundreds turned up for the ‘End Spiking Now’ protest in St. Peter’s Square

In Manchester, police are investigating after three girls became ill at Ark nightclub at Deansgate Locks in September.

While a number of young women came forward to say that their drinks had been added in Fallowfield and the town center.

Hundreds of people turned up for a protest in the center of Manchester last week in response to the wave of reports of beverages being added to beverages and women being injected.

People across the UK boycotted clubs on Wednesday night after the reports.

Both 42nd Street and The Venue nightclubs in Manchester city center closed their doors in solidarity with the boycott.

Warehouse Project Manager Sacha Lord attended the event with Mayor Andy Burnham.

Lord, who is also the night finance adviser to the mayor – has introduced tests on the WHP in response to the worrying increase in reports nationally .

Clubs fearing they have been anesthetized with GHB, GBL or Rohypnol were tested by doctors at the super club last weekend as part of a new scheme that will remain in place at upcoming events.

No one tested positive, Lord said.

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