Terrifying footage has been shared after a teenage girl had her drink spiked while on a night out. Watch below:
Millie Taplin was enjoying a night out at Moo Moos in Southend, Essex, on Saturday night (31 July) when someone drugged her drink
This left the 18-year-old suffering from 'Exorcist-like' seizures, with her hands curled up like claws as she lay in her hospital bed.
Speaking about the terrifying ordeal, Millie's mum Claire has warned others to be extra careful when out in bars and nightclubs.
The 48-year-old said: "I've never seen anything like it. Millie was aware of what was happening but couldn't speak.
"It was horrendous, she looked possessed."
She told the Daily Mail: "Honestly, I thought I'd walked into a scene from the horror film, The Exorcist.
"I stood thinking, "Oh my god, what is this? What's she been given?'."
Millie believes that her drink was spiked by a man who had been talking to her earlier in the night, and who had brought back a couple of drinks from the bar.
Claire said: "Millie only took two sips of the drink, we're lucky it wasn't anymore.
"She felt sick almost immediately and went outside. She knew she wasn't drunk but was slumped in a nearby alleyway.
"I'm so thankful her friends were there for her, otherwise who knows what would have happened."
"There are no words for what I could say to the person responsible.
"She was really excited about going out on Saturday, she was so happy. It's such a shame."
Millie was able to go home after being held in hospital overnight.
Sadly, however, Claire said some people have been in touch to say they don't believe her daughter's story..
"We've had a few people make comments to Millie like, 'Oh you're just saying that because you're too frightened to tell your mum you've taken drugs'," recalled the NHS worker.
"It's laughable. People don't know my daughter. I know 100 percent that someone put something in her drink because she's not the sort of girl to experiment.
"This was the first time she'd been out. If she'd taken something, she would have told me.
"I know that's what every parent thinks, but people can think and say what they like."
And police have since confirmed that an investigation has been launched into the incident.
A spokesman for Moo Moos nightclub said it was assisting police with their inquiries.
The statement read: "We urge all customers to be present when their drink is ordered and that they do not leave it unattended.
"The alleged drink spiked appears to have been accepted from a person known to the lady affected and whilst it was not reported to us at the time, we are assisting the police who are dealing with the matter."
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