POLICE are investigating reports of women across Scotland being spiked by injection.

Officers are looking into alleged incidents in Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow.

However, the force does not believe the incidents are linked.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "We are aware of posts circulating on social media about spiking incidents involving injections in Scotland.

"Officers are carrying out enquiries, and a small number of reports from the Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow areas are being investigated.

"These do not appear to be linked.”

They added: "We take all reports seriously and we would encourage anyone who believes they have been a victim of spiking in any form to contact Police via 101.”

In Glasgow, officers are investigating claims a woman was allegedly spiked by injection at Nice N Sleazy's on Sauchiehall Street.

Two women reported to have been injected with a substance in Edinburgh and Dundee, while a third woman claimed to have had her drink spiked in Stirling.

Police said investigations into the Edinburgh incident, which allegedly took place at The Liquid Room on Saturday, October 9, are at an early stage.

The Dundee incident, which allegedly happened at Captain’s Cabin, is also being probed.

It comes after a series of posts emerged on social media in relation to the alleged use of injections to spike women, with multiple people reporting small marks appearing on their backs and arms after nights outs.