'Ask for Martin'
Update on LJMU/JMSU support for victims of spiking
LJMU and JMSU work hard to support all students who have been victims of harassment and/or assault. However, the recent reports of increased spiking in clubs and bars in Liverpool and other cities around the UK are extremely concerning and we want to reassure all students that support is available to anyone affected by this issue.
Given these recent concerns about the severity of spiking, and based on our partnership with Merseyside Police, we have also arranged for the University Police Officer to be easily accessible for anyone who wants to discuss their experience, report a crime or ask for advice and guidance.
If you think you have been spiked it is really important that you get medical advice and report it to the Police as soon as possible.
That’s why, every Thursday, Friday and Monday between 10am and 12noon, PC Martin Triggs, who is assigned to LJMU, will be in the Student Life Building and available to any student who wants to talk and discuss their concerns or personal experience. If you wish to speak to him visit the JMSU desk and “Ask for Martin”. You do not need to reveal any more details than you want to, and can speak to Martin in confidence.
In addition, you can also report directly via the Merseyside Police website.
The Student Life Building is also a safe refuge at any time of day, with LJMU security based in the building 24/7. If you are concerned about your own or anyone else’s welfare, at any time, then the team at SLB will provide safety and support.
The University’s Student Advice and Welfare support services can also be accessed online, in person or by phone.
You can contact PC Martin Triggs at any time by emailing Martin.B.Triggs@merseyside.police.uk
Access support and advice from JMSU: www.jmsu.co.uk/advice
Access support and advice from LJMU: www.ljmu.ac.uk/discover/student-support
Merseyside Police: www.merseyside.police.uk