Victim left semi-paralysed on stairs after spiking ordeal: Horrifying images show student, 20, in a daze after she was targeted at nightclub
- Ilana El-baz, 20, revealed how she was left ‘semi-paralysed’ after drink spiking
- Pictures show her sprawled on staircase after returning from Bristol nightclub
- Home Secretary Priti Patel had called for ‘urgent update’ from police on spiking
- Students have demanded boycott of nightclubs after women reportedly injected
- Those targeted in the attacks are facing blood tests for HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C due to the risks associated with potentially unclean or used needles
Lying semi-paralysed on a staircase, this was a university student after her drink was spiked on a night out.
Ilana El-baz, 20, (pictured) was spiked in a Bristol nightclub
The shocking images show Ilana El-baz, 20, after returning home from a Bristol nightclub three weeks ago.
In the full recording, filmed by her boyfriend, the University of Bristol undergraduate can be seen struggling to get up the stairs, her eyes rolling as her head falls into the railings.
Miss El-baz, from Richmond, Surrey, gave the BBC permission to broadcast the clip to highlight the dangers of spiking – when victims are drugged without their knowledge either physically with needles or via their drinks.
The third-year student said she believes she was spiked by a fellow clubber who approached her and asked her to dance.
‘The moment I told him I was with my boyfriend he left me completely.
‘An hour later I went back home and it hit and I was completely paralysed,’ she added.
In the full recording, filmed by her boyfriend, the University of Bristol undergraduate can be seen struggling to get up the stairs
The third-year student said she believes she was spiked by a fellow clubber who approached her and asked her to dance
Miss El-baz, who is studying management with innovation, said she had been ‘lucky I was with my friends’.
Calling on clubs to do more to prevent spiking, she said clubs should put lids on drinks – as with takeaway coffee cups – to reduce the risk of them being tampered with.
‘The fact they don’t is shocking,’ she added.