Good Morning Britain suffered a lapse today after a guest’s phone rang during a debate on the spiking pandemic.
Michael Kiel of the Night Time Industries Association was left red-mouthed when he was video-called as he talked about the worrying rise in women being injected with a mysterious liquid.
Speaking about what the sector is doing to tackle drink spiking, Cut Off, host Richard Madley reassures him: “Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. We’ll let that ring out…”
As Michael ends the call and begins to answer Richard’s question about what else can be done, he is once again interrupted.
She quickly left the video call and continued to speak on live TV.
The CEO of the Night Time Industries Association is campaigning for a home office investigation into drink spiking this week.
He added: “The Home Office should launch a formal investigation to examine the results of that pilot, and the lessons that could apply to industry and policing at the national level.
“The plan found that in a night-time economy, through having on-site testing available, data could be collected that would provide a more accurate picture.”
It comes after a schoolgirl began vomiting before pricking a horrific pin on her arm—the latest in a worrying string of suspected injection spiking attacks.
Sarah Buckley, 19, was out with friends on Fresher’s Week when her hand started trembling.
The teenager, who was at a Nottingham nightclub on 28 September, was taken to hospital – and has now said how she felt “completely violated”.
She described her “shock” and “disgust” about feeling that she most likely had the injections because she had parted ways with friends.
Sarah said, “My hand was throbbing very badly. I also knew I wasn’t stupidly drunk or overly drunk.”
“I knew I had clearly been numbed, but it would never have occurred to me, it was through injections if my arm wasn’t beating. I thought how? I never take a drink from the bar.”
“You think the spiking has to do with your drink, you don’t think something will go into your body.”