A suspect has been arrested by officers investigating possible drink spiking in Canterbury.

Kent Police was contacted at 11.20pm on Friday 22 April 2022 following reported suspicions that two drinks had been spiked at The Cuban in the city’s High Street.

Officers attended and spoke to staff, who had isolated the drinks and prevented them from being consumed by anyone present.


A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempting to administer a noxious substance and was later bailed pending further enquiries.

Inspector Tom Mepstead, of Canterbury Community Safety Unit, said: ‘Customers and staff at the venue involved did exactly the right thing by reporting it to us straight away, and I would like to thank them for their vigilance.

‘We take reports of this kind very seriously and enquiries are ongoing into the circumstances surrounding this incident.

‘Officers from our Community Safety Unit have been working with this and other venues in the city in recent months to help them follow our spiking response plans, offer anti-spiking cup covers and advertise their drugs policies.

‘I would encourage everyone to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to security staff or police, to ensure immediate action can be taken and everyone can continue to socialise safely.’

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By Ed

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