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A mother has shared a disturbing video of her daughter appearing to look 'frozen' after her drink was allegedly spiked at a nightclub. You can watch below (the video contains content some readers may find distressing):
Millie Taplin, 18, works as a carer in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. She was said to be unable to talk or walk for about four hours, after becoming unwell on her first clubbing night out since turning 18.
She said a man offered her drink and said: "Try this."
Soon after she was rushed to A&E where doctors discovered that Millie had been given two different drugs - 'one to paralyse and one to knock her out,' said her mum Claire.
In hopes of spreading awareness to help protect other women from suffering in the same way, Claire shared the images online of Millie appearing to squirm on the hospital bed with her eyes wide open and her jaw clenched.
The mum told the Mirror: "As disturbing as it is, if that saves one girl, just one, then it's worth sharing. Nothing can prepare you to see that.
"It's just absolutely horrendous. She looked possessed.
"I was numb. I was looking at her and thought, 'what the hell have they given her', because I've never seen anything like it in my life.
"She was completely frozen, her hands were like claws."
Claire, 48, continued: "The thing that destroyed me was she knew everything that was going on but she was frozen."
The incident took place at Moo Moo nightclub in Southend while Millie was with her friends.
She says a man who was with a different group of friends she knew offered her a vodka and lemonade.
After five/ten minutes later Millie said she began to feel unwell.
Millie said: "I had a couple of sips of the drink and went to the smoking area. I came back and felt like I'd drunk too much, and then I went outside to be sick."
Soon after she was unable to speak or walk while loosing control of her legs and hands.
Mum Claire added: "She took two sips and she didn't like it because it was really strong. Within five or ten minutes she felt sick, she wanted to go outside.
"She said, 'I've been spiked'. She knew she wasn't feeling drunk, she knew it wasn't right."
Millie's friends called her elder sister Sadie, 28, and the pair carried her into the car and drove her straight to A&E.
Claire said: "I got there at 1.30am, the video shows what I was greeted with. I was just blown away.
"I thought long and hard about posting [the video]. You always hear about people being spiked but you never see the reality of it, so I posted it."
Millie added: "It was really scary. In my head I was there but in my body I wasn't. I've never felt like that.
"I don't ever want to go through that again. It was horrible."
Millie was in that state for about three to four hours, her mum said, and was discharged from hospital that morning.