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London Evening Standard - 2021-11-25

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My drink was drugged … we need tougher action, says minister

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John Dunne

A GOVERNMENT minister has told how her drink was spiked on a night out and has called for tougher action to prevent further incidents. Mims Davies described the incident in 2019 as “absolutely awful” and said she has written to Home Secretary Priti Patel to ask what more can be done to tackle the problem. The employment minister, who is the Tory MP for Mid Sussex, said she has only a partial memory of the night out in Haywards Heath, having blacked out after her drink was spiked. She told the BBC: “I found something black in the bottom of my drink. “I pulled it out and didn’t really think anything of it, and threw it on the floor. It was only later on I thought, ‘Blimey, what was that?’” “It was absolutely awful. I had to be carried home.” The MP, left, added: “We should be restricting who on earth can get hold of these products, as we would in any other sphere.” “What on earth is in those products? Who’s buying them and who’s sourcing them? “There’s more to this than meets the eye.”

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