Sunderland polygraph used in drink spiking cases

Jan 1, 2022

Sunderland polygraph used in drink spiking cases

Sunderland police are investigating a spiking case that took place this week. An investigation has been launched and enquiries into these incidents are ongoing.

The case

Stack Seaburn say they are “aware of a small number of alleged spiking incidents” that happened over the weekend. They are assisting police with their investigations by reviewing footage from over 80 CCTV cameras.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “We proactively police the night-time economy and have dedicated officers on patrol to protect the vulnerable and target anyone looking to commit offences.

“We also work with our partners and with licensees to ensure the North East remains one the safest places to enjoy a night out. Anyone with concerns is asked to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

The bar’s response

Stack in Seaburn added that the safety and wellbeing of their customers is ‘absolutely paramount’.

A spokesperson said: “We are assisting the police with their investigations and would like to reassure our customers that we take these allegations very seriously.

“At weekends we have a high security presence on site and our managers and bar staff are all approachable, so if you do have any concerns in the venue or see any suspicious activity please let a member of the team know. The safety and wellbeing of our customers is absolutely paramount.”

How polygraph testing can help the case

Police are already using polygraph testing on sex offenders. They are introducing tests as part of release terms with offenders having to take regular tests. They are also working towards using tests during the interrogation stages. Polygraph tests could help determine if someone is lying much earlier on in an investigation. The families and loved ones of the girls are keen to see justice done, and for the police to use polygraph testing in the investigation.

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