Grim picture shows spiking victim, 25, who suffered seizure on night out

A woman whose drink was spiked on a night out has shared a shocking picture of the aftermath in a bid to highlight the reportedly growing problem in pubs and clubs.

Kirsty Howells ended up in hospital following an evening with friends after an unknown substance was put into one of her drinks.

The 25-year-old from Swansea said she was "very shaken'' and now "anxious" about going out again.

"It’s one of those things where you think it's never going to happen to you or someone you know, but it can happen to anyone," she said.

"I didn't drink much that night – maybe four drinks in total – and I felt completely fine. I can remember everything up until around 12.30am, and everything after that is completely blank."

She was found lying face down on a table outside the bar, completely unresponsive, reports Wales Online.

"Bouncers rang my partner, who came to pick me up. I'm really grateful for that because I have no idea what might have happened had they not helped me."

On the way home, Kirsty blacked out and had a seizure before being rushed to A&E, where she was put on a drip and given oxygen.

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"I remember seeing my partner and hugging him. I got into the car and then I completely blacked out again," she said.

"My partner said that we were halfway home and I started having a seizure. My body was all tense, my eyes were rolled back and my tongue was in the back of my throat, making it difficult for me to breathe, so he took me to the hospital."

Kirsty said a doctor told her that she was the fourth person in a fortnight they'd seen hospitalised as a result of spiked drinks.

"When I woke up the next day, I was very shaken and my anxiety was so bad because I couldn't remember a thing that went on.

"My stomach churns just thinking about it, and to think I was one of the lucky ones is even more terrifying."

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