A PAIR of inventors from Liverpool have designed a simple device which could save revellers from the dangers of spiked drinks.
Brothers Paddy and Michael Shea, from Vauxhall, have come up with a new bottle top called Safeflo.
The cap fits on to bottles and allows people to drink safely and hygienically, but prevents any substance being dropped into the bottle.
They are now in talks with big brewers, which could see the Safeflo in pubs and clubs at home and maybe abroad.
Paddy, 57, said: "As a former publican, I'm all too aware of the unhealthy aspects of drinking from bottles.
"But irrespective of this, there needs to be a cultural change in the way people consume their drink. "Spiking is becoming all too familiar to doctors who are regularly treating people suffering from traumatic effects of what can be a devastating experience."
Michael, 50, added: "The culture of drinking from bottles is here to stay after marketing campaigns have taught people that it's a cool way to drink. "However, there are lobby groups and an increasing number of drinks companies in the industry talking with Safeflo, hoping to strike a deal that will provide a solution to the problem. "It is a small product and costs less than a penny to produce, but in terms of safety it is priceless."