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'Don't Spike' Imelda May angered by UK college's 'Don't Get Spiked' message

Durham University came under fire this week after publishing social media posts that said “Don’t get spiked” as part of their anti-drink spiking campaign.

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Imelda May (Decca/PA)

Imelda May (Decca/PA)

Imelda May (Decca/PA)

Imelda May has spoken out against the University of Durham after they told students to stop themselves from getting spiked.

The UK university came under fire this week after publishing social media posts that said “Don’t get spiked” as part of their anti-drink spiking campaign.

In a now deleted tweet, the college’s student wellbeing account was accused of "victim-blaming" after saying: “Drink spiking is dangerous and something you can prevent happening to you and your friends #don’tgetspiked.”

Many have criticised the post online, including Irish singer Imelda May, who took to Twitter to show her anger towards the university’s message.

The Liberties star recalled an incident where she helped a woman who had been spiked during a night out in London.

She wrote: “Three years ago I lay on the ground in Soho with a young woman (I didn’t know) who had been spiked and was in a bad way.

“I held her as she vomited and convulsed while waiting for ambulance that almost didn’t come. Police didn’t care.

“Don’t get spiked?!?! DON’T SPIKE!!!!” she added.

Fans commended Imelda for speaking out about the issue and shared their own experiences in the comments section.

One furious follower said: “Fair play Imelda. My wife once had her drink spiked in Dublin, when we were courting and ended up in hospital for the night.

“Hospital staff wouldn’t believe she hadn’t self-medicated. No words for men who do it, I’d have battered whoever did it if I caught him.”

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A concerned parent added: “My daughter has just gone to university. Already girls she knows have been spiked.

“She went to a club and was afraid to drink anything… even water… because she was scared it would happen to her! Women should not have to live in fear!!!”

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