‘Chemsex’ being live-streamed on Zoom, police warn after rise in crimes involving drug GHB
Police have warned of the deadly risk of taking GHB after a rise in reported crimes involving the drug which was used by Britain’s worst ever rapist Reynhard Sinaga to target his victims.
And despite lockdown measures to tackle coronavirus, a senior officer told Sky News that the “chemsex” drug is still coming into the country.
The illegal Class C substance and the similar drug GBL – which converts to GHB in the body – were involved in at least 112 alleged offences between 2017 and 2019 including rape, sexual assault on a child and attempted murder, according to police data released under the Freedom of Information Act.
A Sky News investigation found the number of reported crimes involving GHB or GBL rose from 31 in 2017 to 37 in 2018 and 44 in 2019.
The liquid drug is often used during “chemsex”, a term which describes sex under the influence of illegal substances, mainly mephedrone, crystal meth, GHB or GBL.
The Metropolitan Police’s senior officer in charge of tackling chemsex-related crimes warned there was an increased risk of the offences being committed online during lockdown – including people live-streaming chemsex in “Zoom Rooms” and some offenders sharing indecent images of children.
Inspector Allen Davis told Sky News: “The chemsex scene continues throughout lockdown….Read More….