An invisible crime BBC World service 

An invisible crime BBC World service 

Slipping drugs or extra alcohol into someone’s drink is a crime, but one that is under-reported and little understood. 

It’s often thought to take place in bars and nightclubs, but as Ruth Alexander discovers from people who’ve been targeted, it can happen to anyone, at any time. 

Campaigners explain why myths and misconceptions around drink spiking persist, and we ask what could be done to move the crime out of the shadows and into the open. 

If you would like to get in touch with the show, please email: 

Producer: Elisabeth Mahy 


Clara George, Miss United Kingdom, and campaigner against drink spiking 

Dr Lata Gautam, associate professor in forensic science, Anglia Ruskin University, UK 

Dawn Dines, CEO and founder of Stamp Out Spiking

Back to blog