Police investigate ‘drink spiking’ incident at Rendezvous Weymouth

An 18-year-old girl was taken to hospital after allegedly having her drink spiked while on a night out at Rendezvous in Weymouth.

The alleged victim’s mother described how her daughter had traveled to Dorset for the weekend to celebrate her A Level results with some friends. She said she left the club and got into a taxi with her friends, when she suddenly started showing symptoms that she may have had her drink spiked.

She said:

“In the cab it hit her and she became very ill very quickly and the girls had to call an ambulance as her heart rate went through the roof and her eyes were rolling. She was put on a stretcher and taken to hospital and had blood taken, put on heart machine and was given a coronavirus test. I’m glad the police are taking this seriously and now investigating. She was meant to be happy celebrating her amazing achievement in her A Levels but now she’ll only associate it with being so ill.”

She said her daughter is now recovering from the alleged incident at home, whilst a police investigation is under way.

A spokesperson for Rendezvous, in Thomas Street, said:

“We take every allegation of drink spiking very seriously and will fully co-operate with the police in any investigation. We operate a zero-tolerance policy in our venue and will continue to work closely with all local authorities to ensure the safety and well being of our customers.”

A Dorset Police spokesperson said the force was called at 11.11am on Sunday, August 16, with a report of a possible drink spiking incident at Rendezvous between midnight and 1am that morning.

Dorset Police have added:

“The victim, an 18-year-old woman, was taken to hospital and discharged later the same morning. Dorset Police has liaised with the hospital and the premises involved and enquiries into the incident are ongoing. No arrest at this point have been made”.

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