A festival-goer has urged partiers to be aware of the dangers of having their drinks spiked as she releases shocking footage of herself with her eyes rolled into the back of her head and vomiting bile after she says she was targeted at a musical festival.
Loren Froggatt, 21, from Eastwood, Nottingham, was at Leeds Festival last weekend with her fiancé, Adam Collins, and was looking forward to seeing the top acts on Saturday night.
But as she was waiting outside a toilet for her partner, she says she was distracted while someone slipped drugs into her drink.
Just 20 minutes later, her world was spinning, and she said if it wasn’t for the fast thinking of her care worker fiancé, she may not be alive today.
She said: ‘It was about 9pm and I’d had about a bottle of wine throughout the day.
‘As I was waiting outside the main arena, a man approached me and asked to borrow a lighter. I think that’s when it happened.
‘I remember feeling suddenly quite dizzy, and after that my mind just goes completely blank.
‘Once back at the tent Adam said my eyes kept rolling into the back of my head, I urinated myself, lost control of my jaw and tongue, started vomiting white frothy bile – I then went on to lose consciousness twice.’
Mr Collins, 24, who is a trained first aider, said: ‘At first I thought she was just a bit drunk, so I just carried her back to our tent.
Loren Froggatt (pictured), 21, from Eastwood, Nottingham, was at Leeds Festival last weekend with her fiancé, Adam Collins (also pictured), and was looking forward to seeing the top acts on Saturday night
‘But then she just started really struggling to walk. When we got back to the tent, she started going into a seizure, and her jaw was just going back and forward.
‘I put her in the recovery position, but she couldn’t stay there, and she ended up choking on her own vomit, so I picked her up and lent her forward when she was being sick.
‘When she stopped being sick I was helping her drink as much water as possible.
‘I didn’t want to leave her, even for a second, and I didn’t want to shout as it would have panicked her. So I stayed with her and after about three hours she went to sleep.
‘It was a traumatic thing to go through.’
Just 20 minutes later, Loren’s world was spinning, and she said if it wasn’t for the fast thinking of her care worker fiancé, she may not be alive today
The next morning, she said she was still ‘very sore’, and scared that it might happen again. She said the thing she was most looking forward to about the weekend had been seeing Eminem on the Sunday night, and that she didn’t want the incident to stop her enjoyment of it.
She said: ‘I just want to raise awareness out there about how dangerous drugs are and how careful you’ve got to be.
‘Don’t take your eye of your drink even for a second. I completely understand that there are people out there that want to experiment with illegal substances, but they are illegal for a reason.
‘If I wasn’t in such good health my situation could’ve been much worse, and if it wasn’t for my fiancé then I don’t think I would be here to report it and try to spread awareness.’
A spokesman for Festival Republic, which runs the festival (pictured), said: ‘We are glad to hear that Loren has made a report to police with the allegation. In a similar situation, we would advise speaking to the nearest member of staff immediately’
A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: ‘Police were contacted on Monday August 28 by a caller who believed her drink may have been spiked on Saturday evening.’
A spokesman for Festival Republic, which runs the festival, said: ‘We are glad to hear that Loren has made a report to police with the allegation. In a similar situation, we would advise speaking to the nearest member of staff immediately.
‘All of our 1,500 security, stewards and campsite staff on duty can reach medical control immediately for assistance and appropriate tests.’