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StopTopps Devon launch

By Holly Whitehead / 11/03/2020 /

We had a crazy week last week, launching StopTopps in our home county with the help of Clara George, who’s Miss Devon for the second year running. It was amazing how many publications ran our story – we never expected such a response. Here were our highlights:   ITV News Westcountry   ITV News Westcountry…

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Miss Devon to be the face of StopTopps

By Tony Harbron / 02/03/2020 /

We are delighted to announce that Clara George, who’s been crowned Miss Devon for the second year running, is to be the face of StopTopps. Clara will spearhead our campaign to raise awareness of drink spiking amongst vulnerable drinkers in the county, and help them protect themselves with our innovative anti-spiking drinks’ lids.  Clara, who…

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Stoptopps supports Home Secretary Priti Patel with urgent plea for the control of ‘date-rape’ drugs like GHB to be reconsidered

By Holly Whitehead / 07/01/2020 /

Stoptopps are encouraged to hear that Home Secretary, Priti Patel, has called for a review of the laws around the drug GHB after prosecutors said it was used by Reynhard Sinaga, an ‘evil sexual predator’, who has been jailed for life for 136 rapes. A man convicted of 159 sex offences, including 136 rapes, will…

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StopTopps featured in One Magazine

By Holly Whitehead / 09/12/2019 /

We are delighted to have been featured in the December issue of One Magazine on page 6. In the article, Dawn Dines, Founder, discusses why she launched StopTopps: “Drink spiking is a hidden epidemic affecting far more people than statistics suggest. Last year, a series of Freedom of Information requests revealed that reported instances of…

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Student hospitalised with life-threatening internal bleeding after her drink was spiked at a house party

By Tony Harbron / 30/11/2019 /

The Daily Mail is reporting that a law student was hospitalised for eight days with a life-threatening internal bleeding after her Snowball drink was spiked at a house party. Emily Haig, 20, who studies at Newcastle’s Northumbria University, believes the unidentified substance was slipped into her beverage when she wasn’t looking… It left her so…

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Spiked on her second night at university

By Tony Harbron / 28/11/2019 /

The BBC is reporting that an 18 year student was the victim of drink spiking on her second night at university Lily Petch arrived at university ready for a new adventure – but her drink was spiked on just her second night. “People said I went from having the best night of my life to…

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Drink spiking: BBC reports doubling of cases involving under 18s

By Tony Harbron / 28/11/2019 /

Figures obtained by the BBC Radio 5 Live Investigations Unit have revealed more than 2,600 reports of drink-spiking incidents in England and Wales since 2015. When looking at cases involving under-18s it says: Cases involving under-18s have more than doubled, from 32 in 2015 to 71 in 2018 – and between January and September 2019,…

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