Girls Night In (GNI), an online campaign, has been launched in the UK to raise awareness about drink spiking amid heightened concerns over women's safety.

This student-led boycott will take place across the country on Wednesday, 27 October.

A member from GNI Southampton who wishes to be anonymous said:

"We want the venues to improve their responses and policies around three key areas: prevention, welfare, and support. Nightclubs need to train their staff for all possible situations.

"We feel that bars should take better care to ensure that anyone who has been spiked receives the best possible treatment both during and after the occurrence.

"We would also like to see clear policy guidelines from clubs and bars, as well as the consistent implementation of those policies by everyone who works there."

The committee also advised that venues implement lids and transparent cups to avoid adding drugs to beverages.

GNI Southampton also added: "This campaign is neither intended to imply that only ladies are affected by spiking, nor that females should be the only ones participating in the boycott.

"We hope that people from all backgrounds join and support this movement."

The Home Secretary, Priti Patel, has now ordered an urgent update from police to see how widespread this crime is.

Priti Patel's involvement comes after Nottingham police detained a 20-year-old man as part of an inquiry into social media complaints of women being injected with needles in the previous two weeks.

GNI Southampton encourages the public to message and contact them with any questions or personal experiences and raise awareness about this crime so that the movement can significantly impact next week.