Richardson group in Northampton backs spiked drinks awareness campaign

The Charles Bradlaugh pub
The Charles Bradlaugh pub

Jake Richardson, owner/managing director of The Richardsons Group, which has several venues in the town including Auntie Ruth’s, The Charles Bradlaugh, The Picturedrome, The Church Restaurant and The Old White Hart, said posters would be put up in all his venues.

He said: “We all want a safer and more pleasant Northampton to live, work and play in.

“The Police Commissioner and Chief Constable have stated they want to make Northampton the safest place to live. We want them to achieve their aim and we want to play our part in helping them achieve it.”

Neil Thompson, managing director of Rocket, in Ardington Road, Northampton, said: “It’s great to see the fantastic response and the support the drink-spiking awareness campaign has received so far. It is encouraging that so many local businesses and organisations are working together to help raise awareness about such a serious issue.”

Drink-spiking victim Louise Prickett, 21, said: “People have been really supportive since hearing about my story. However there are still people who, clearly from their responses on social media, don’t understand this issue.”