TWO young women who had their drinks spiked on two separate occasions at the Watersplash have spoken out to warn Islanders to keep an eye on their drinks.
Both Lindsey Raine (20) and Amber Chapman (18) found it hard to describe what they went through when their drinks were spiked and are terrified that it could happen to them again. A police spokesman told the JEP there was ‘no evidence’ of drink-spiking going on. However, the manager of Victim Support has said that she is convinced that drink-spiking is a problem in Jersey.
Miss Raine, who works as a trust officer, was at the Watersplash at the end of May for an open-mic evening and had two drinks before telephoning her mother, Abril Raine, of St Saviour, to pick her up at 9.30 pm. A couple of minutes later, she had collapsed in the car park. Fortunately, her mother arrived and drove her to hospital.
The marketing manager of Seymour Hotels (who own the Watersplash), Robert Mackenzie, said that there was significant CCTV in the Watersplash. ‘We have no knowledge of drink-spiking that has taken place,’ he said. ‘If allegations were made, obviously we would take it extremely seriously and co-operate with any investigation.’