Sounds like you’re getting jabbed whether you want it or not if you hang out at European nightclubs…
More than 300 people in France have reported being pricked out of the blue with needles at nightclubs or concerts in recent months.
Although doctors and multiple prosecutors are on the case, no one knows who’s doing it or why, and whether the victims have been injected with drugs – or indeed any substance at all.
People from Paris, Toulouse, Nantes, Nancy, Rennes and other cities around France have reported being pricked with a needle without their knowledge or permission.
The targeted individuals, who are mostly women, show visible marks of injection, often bruises, and report symptoms like feeling groggy.
Club owners and police are trying to raise awareness, and a rapper even interrupted his recent show to warn concert-goers about the risk of surprise needle attacks.
The problem is not isolated to France.
The UK government is studying a spate of “needle spiking” there, and police in Belgium and the Netherlands are investigating scattered cases too.