Michael Kill, CEO of the Night Time Industries Association, expressed deep disappointment today regarding the government’s new measures to address drink spiking. In a statement, Kill remarked that the omission of spiking as a specific crime in the latest measures falls significantly short of expectations, considering the gravity and far-reaching impact of this criminal activity.
“Drink spiking is a serious and prevalent issue that poses a threat to the safety and well-being of individuals within our community. The government’s failure to designate spiking as a distinct crime is disheartening and does not reflect the need to address this growing concern,” Kill stated.
He emphasised the importance of clear crime categories, particularly in light of challenges related to legacy data. “To effectively combat drink spiking, we need a comprehensive and dedicated approach. The absence of a specific crime category undermines our ability to gather accurate data and develop targeted strategies to tackle this menace.”
Kill urged the government to reconsider its stance and collaborate with industry stakeholders to ensure that adequate measures are in place to protect the public from the detrimental effects of drink spiking. The Night Time Industries Association remains committed to working with authorities to create safer environments for nightlife patrons across the country.
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Nikki McNeill | Publicist for NTIA
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About the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA):
The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) is a leading advocacy group dedicated to promoting and enhancing the nighttime economy. NTIA represents a wide range of nighttime businesses, from bars and clubs to cultural venues, and works to create a vibrant, safe, and inclusive nighttime environment.