Christmas market goers have drinks spiked
German police on Saturday warned Christmas market goers in Berlin to be on their guard after seven people were taken ill after accepting spiked drinks.
The seven who suffered symptoms ranging from vomiting and convulsions to loss of consciousness said they were offered a glass of schnapps by a man in his forties who asked them to join him in a toast to mark the birth of his child.
The victims were approached at three different markets in Berlin on Wednesday and Thursday. Some required hospital treatment, police added.
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