SHOCKING photos show the moment a young woman was left struggling to move after her drink was spiked on a night out.
Student Ilana El-baz, 20, was “completely paralysed” when she returned home from a night out in Bristol with pals just three weeks ago.
Student Ilana El-baz, 20, was spiked while on a night out in Bristol with palsCredit: Facebook
Terrifying images show the young woman slumped on the staircase struggling to moveCredit: BBC
She shared the clip in a bid to alert others to the dangers of spikingCredit: BBC
She is seen slumped on the staircase as she struggled to climb the steps, while her head falls into the railings as her eyes terrifyingly roll after the alleged spiking incident.
Her boyfriend recorded the horrifying episode and the University of Bristol student allowed the BBC to broadcast the clip to show the dangers of spiking.
It comes amid a worrying surge in women reporting spiking incidents across the UK – with an alarmingly trend emerging of people being injected with a mystery drug.
Ilana believes she was spiked by a fellow clubber who approached her and asked her to dance.
“The moment I told him I was with my boyfriend he left me completely,” she explained.
“An hour later I went back home and it hit and I was completely paralysed.”
The 20-year-old said she felt “lucky I was with my friends” after her adverse reaction.
She urged clubs to do more to prevent spiking incidents and suggested drinks should be served with lids – similar to takeaway coffee cups – to reduce the risk of them being laced.
“The fact they don’t is shocking,” Illana continued.
Her experience is just one of many reported in recent weeks with fears young women are being targeted by spiking.
A string of Brits have shared terrifying stories of being pricked by a needle while out clubbing.
Home Secretary Priti Patel has ordered an urgent update from police on the spiking “epidemic” following the repeated reports.
“GO THE EXTRA MILE TO HELP GIRLS”
Mum-of-three Carol Houchin, 45, said she has “to go the extra mile to help girls” amid the concerning rise in incidents.
One student told how she started to vomit and almost collapsed on a night out before finding a pin prick on her hand and later had no recollection of the evening.
Sarah Buckle, 19, had been out on Freshers Week with pals when her hand started to throb and was later rushed to hospital.
She told of her “shock” and “disgust” at realising she had most likely been spiked with an injection as she partied with pals.
“I knew I had clearly been spiked but it would have never occurred to me it was via injection if my hand wasn’t throbbing. I thought how? I never take a drink away from the bar.
“You think spiking is to do with your drink, you don’t think something would go into your body.”
Another 19-year-old University of Nottingham student shared an almost identical story about being spiked with an injection.
Zara Owen had been out with friends at Pryzm nightclub on October 11 and can only recall the moment she entered the club and went to the bar.
The teen believes she may have been spiked after she suffered complete memory loss and a pain in her leg which she believes may have been from being injected by a needle.
She later inspected her leg and found a pinprick – leading her to believe she was also targeted with a mystery liquid.
A third 19-year-old also believes she was preyed on in the city as she left Stealth nightclub on October 12.
Ellie Simpson, 21 said her sister, who does not want to be named, felt a “pinch on the back of her arm” before blacking out and being rushed to hospital.
Ellie said her sister believes she was injected with a mystery liquid.
She said: “I don’t think it’s quite yet sunk in what’s happened to her. It’s really frightening because I don’t know how you’re meant to prevent it.
“Obviously you can put your hand over your drink but how do you stop somebody stabbing you with a needle.”
I don’t think it’s quite yet sunk in what’s happened to her. It’s really frightening because I don’t know how you’re meant to prevent it.
A teen was left “sick and disorientated” after being jabbed with a drug while out in a Nottingham nightclub with friends.
Leah Wolstenholme, 18, from Essex, said that she had “barely” been drinking when she was targeted and left in a bad “state” – with a pinprick on her wrist.
Superintendent Kathryn Craner, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We are currently investigating reports of individuals suspecting that their drinks have been spiked.
“Linked to this a small number of victims have said that they may have felt a scratching sensation as if someone may have spiked them physically. Consequently, we are actively investigating all these reports.
“We are treating all of these incidents very seriously and are working with licensed premises and our partner agencies including the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham City Council and East Midlands Ambulance Service in undertaking thorough investigations.”
Police Scotland also announced they were investigating a number of reports on social media regarding at least two cities concerning the spiking trend.
The spate of incidents has sparked an online petition calling for compulsory searches at nightclubs which has gained more than 100,000 signatures.
Campaign groups have also encouraged students to boycott clubs in a bid to bring about “tangible” changes to ensure the safety of clubbers.
Michael Kill, CEO of the Night Time Industries Association, said they were “very concerned” about the flood of reports and called on the Home Office to work with the industry to tackle the problem.
Zara Owen, 19, believes she was spiked with a needle while in a nightclub in NottinghamCredit: BPM
Ilana believes she was spiked by a fellow clubber just three weeks agoCredit: Facebook