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Police Warn About 'Neknomination' Dangers

Tuesday February 11 2014


South Yorkshire Police South Yorkshire Police


POLICE have issued a safety warning after the growth of a Facebook game that sees participants downing a dangerous concoction of alcohol.

'Neknominate' - which sees people record themselves 'necking' a pint of alcohol and then nominate others to do the same - has already been blamed for the deaths of two people in the UK.

Supt Colin McFarlane, from South Yorkshire Police, said: "At present, police have not been made aware of any concerning incidents in South Yorkshire arising from the 'Neknomination' craze.

"We would like to keep it that way. What can start out as a bit of fun, or a joke between friends, can progress into behaviour that can become irresponsible, dangerous and, at worst, fatal.

"I would urge people to stay away from these sorts of games, stay in control of their drinking and be mindful of the safety of themselves and others."

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Reply Posted by lauren on Tuesday February 11 2014 at 16:04
It's not new I use to do it with my mates on local park back in days when I was a young un many many years ago but we just did it with cider not a mixture of drinks kids these days

Reply Posted by Greene on Tuesday February 11 2014 at 18:45
People want to mind there own business, it's nothing new, just something else for people to moan and gossip about!!

Reply Posted by anon on Tuesday February 11 2014 at 18:49
Ha Greene are you sticking your ten bobs worth in? Just asking?

Reply Posted by Zoe on Wednesday February 12 2014 at 13:52
It is sad,, people r putting their own lives at risk.. Me and my friends av participated in this game but used amount of alcohol our bodies can cope with and mixed foods in to minimise effect..is it any worse than people getting off their heads on pints and vodka shots all weekend to the point of obliviation.. Its our choice and we should know our limits.. If people are being reckless thats their choice .. If i filled a syringe full of heroin and video'd it, posted it and nominated 3 friends does this mean they have to do it... Not likely

Reply Posted by anon on Wednesday February 12 2014 at 14:09
I can't believe what Zoe has posted. How foolish. Your choice,but why bother?
Its not big and its certainly not clever.

Reply Posted by Zoe on Wednesday February 12 2014 at 17:23
So foolish,, i dont go out drinking myself to oblivion week in week out and let babysiiters go home while im in charge of children,,(most negetive comments come from) yes i had a laugh with my friends,, my point is no one made these people pour big amounts of mixed alcohol down their neck or cleaning fluids e.t.c if they think that way maybe they should be locked in a cupboard were the alcohol e.t.c is kept under lock and key.. Me and my friends av been slated for mixing a bit of picalili, sardines, curry powder e.c.t with a small amount of larger we know we can cope with.. These people have their own choices and if they choose to mix loads of alcohol/spirits and chemicals id say their the foolish ones,, wouldn't you ?

Reply Posted by anon on Wednesday February 12 2014 at 17:27
If you say so Zoe? Picalili/sardines etc??? If that's not foolish I don't know what is .

Reply Posted by boo` on Wednesday February 12 2014 at 19:19
its not just alcohol some people are drinking there are mixing allsorts into it

Reply Posted by who boo u dont scare me on Wednesday February 12 2014 at 19:39
boo; I hope this is not the BERTIE BASSETS variety. There deadly delicious.

Reply Posted by Jamie on Wednesday February 12 2014 at 19:25
Who cares if this is the new thing they know the consequences, more people have died from legal highs and high blood pressure is one of biggest killers but I don't see people or police getting involved because a few lads see how many bites they can eat a big Mac in!!!

Reply Posted by ronald on Wednesday February 12 2014 at 19:44
Give it time Jamie,give it time!

Reply Posted by Avril on Thursday February 13 2014 at 13:54
Nobody said it was " NEW ".. Its just as stupid as its always been .. and Greene .. I don't suppose you'd be bothered if your 19 yr old son or Brother died because of these ridiculous acts ! Its the parents left behind who ARE bothered !

Reply Posted by Lydia on Friday February 14 2014 at 09:40
@Zoe Me and my friends av been slated for mixing a bit of picalili, sardines, curry powder

So classy.

Reply Posted by The one true god on Saturday February 15 2014 at 23:42
Social cleansing is a necessary evil if stupidity dies that's not a bad thing.

Reply Posted by me on Sunday February 16 2014 at 18:07
Who cares

Reply Posted by Really ! on Sunday February 16 2014 at 18:27
It's stupid ! As a parent of teenagers it's ridiculous that if you're nominated and don't do it you're bullied for being soft ! As for all you lot who think it harmless fun think about the people who have died from this or how you would feel it was your kids we should be educating kids that drink kills if not used responsibly not as a tol for 'fun'

Reply Posted by June on Monday February 17 2014 at 14:43
Social Darwinism

Survival of those smart enough not to do it

Reply Posted by Robinson terry on Monday February 17 2014 at 14:45
Keep it up gets rid of the surplus population .please add the 30th anniversary of the miners strike keep the faith

Reply Posted by :-) on Monday February 17 2014 at 14:49
im 20, and tbh id rather be a wuss or a softy or whatever than put my life at risk! yeah i've mixed drinks but i did it to a certain limit and not stupid amounts like the guy who died from 2 pints of gin to "show who was boss" its idiotic and pathetic. what's wrong with just going out on a weekend and having a good time in general rather than doing this? those people who end up in hospital from it should have to pay instead of wasting their time due to something self inflicted.

Reply Posted by cazz on Monday February 17 2014 at 15:22
it should be banned its only a matter of time before a child dies doing it

Reply Posted by dawn on Monday February 17 2014 at 17:49
I have a teenager and I taught her to be 2 leader not a follower and for her to have the balls to say **** you to stupid dares I urge other parents to do the same xXxX