Legal warning over deadly 'NekNominate' drink craze

Lancashire Telegraph: A ‘Neknominate’ participant drinks a pint of alcohol A ‘Neknominate’ participant drinks a pint of alcohol

LAWYERS have warned that people could face criminal charges over the dangerous ‘Neknominate’ drinking craze.

The game sees participants filming themselves ‘necking’ alcoholic drinks as quickly as possible, uploading the footage on to Facebook and nominating friends to film their own video within 24 hours.

Drinkers try to outdo each other by increasing the volume of alcohol that they consume or by drinking unusual ingredients.

But those who encourage their friends to perform the risky stunts could be charged with manslaughter if they die, according to legal experts.

The warning was issued after 20-year-old Bradley Eames, from Nottingham, apparently became the third British victim of the craze, after filming himself downing nearly two pints of gin and posting the footage online.

Police are said to be investigating the deaths of three British men who have so far died as a result of the deadly drinking challenge, and may wish to speak to the people who nominated them.

Many people in East Lancashire, most of them young, have already taken part in the dangerous craze and shared videos online. Haslingden and Hyndburn MP Graham Jones,, backed the idea of prosecuting those who nominate people who perish as a result of the drinking game.

He said: “If someone has encouraged someone to do something that has led to their death then that is manslaughter.”

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10:14am Tue 18 Feb 14

midas says...

Lifted straight from the pages of yesterdays Daily Mail!!
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Love the quote from the ever populist MP (he will quote on anything!!!) if i were to encourage you to go for a swim in the sea and you subsequently drowned - is that the same? or to go parachuting or mountain walking. How about encouraging people to TAKE RESPONSIBILITY? Not increasing the control of the Nanny State!
Lifted straight from the pages of yesterdays Daily Mail!! . Love the quote from the ever populist MP (he will quote on anything!!!) if i were to encourage you to go for a swim in the sea and you subsequently drowned - is that the same? or to go parachuting or mountain walking. How about encouraging people to TAKE RESPONSIBILITY? Not increasing the control of the Nanny State! midas

11:20am Tue 18 Feb 14

AnthonyUK says...

whats responsibility about nominating people to kill themselves through a stupid prank? The sooner this menace is dealt with and those responsible prosecuted THE BETTER.
whats responsibility about nominating people to kill themselves through a stupid prank? The sooner this menace is dealt with and those responsible prosecuted THE BETTER. AnthonyUK

11:36am Tue 18 Feb 14

midas says...

AnthonyUK wrote:
whats responsibility about nominating people to kill themselves through a stupid prank? The sooner this menace is dealt with and those responsible prosecuted THE BETTER.
What a pathetic response! I would tell you to go jump off a cliff but then I could be up for manslaughter in your fascist utopia.
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"I dare you to drink two bottles of gin"
"No"

end of - no need for legislation, no need for the state to interfere, no need for politicians and pseudo politicians to get involved!
[quote][p][bold]AnthonyUK[/bold] wrote: whats responsibility about nominating people to kill themselves through a stupid prank? The sooner this menace is dealt with and those responsible prosecuted THE BETTER.[/p][/quote]What a pathetic response! I would tell you to go jump off a cliff but then I could be up for manslaughter in your fascist utopia. . "I dare you to drink two bottles of gin" "No" end of - no need for legislation, no need for the state to interfere, no need for politicians and pseudo politicians to get involved! midas

12:07pm Tue 18 Feb 14

ste220 says...

so nominating somebody to do something totally legal could become totally illegal?
so nominating somebody to do something totally legal could become totally illegal? ste220

12:13pm Tue 18 Feb 14

AnthonyUK says...

midas wrote:
AnthonyUK wrote:
whats responsibility about nominating people to kill themselves through a stupid prank? The sooner this menace is dealt with and those responsible prosecuted THE BETTER.
What a pathetic response! I would tell you to go jump off a cliff but then I could be up for manslaughter in your fascist utopia.
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"I dare you to drink two bottles of gin"
"No"

end of - no need for legislation, no need for the state to interfere, no need for politicians and pseudo politicians to get involved!
you're a prat Midas!
[quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnthonyUK[/bold] wrote: whats responsibility about nominating people to kill themselves through a stupid prank? The sooner this menace is dealt with and those responsible prosecuted THE BETTER.[/p][/quote]What a pathetic response! I would tell you to go jump off a cliff but then I could be up for manslaughter in your fascist utopia. . "I dare you to drink two bottles of gin" "No" end of - no need for legislation, no need for the state to interfere, no need for politicians and pseudo politicians to get involved![/p][/quote]you're a prat Midas! AnthonyUK

12:27pm Tue 18 Feb 14

midas says...

and you are an authoritarian busybody.
and you are an authoritarian busybody. midas

1:04pm Tue 18 Feb 14

HelmshoreBoy says...

Just say NO!
Just say NO! HelmshoreBoy

1:06pm Tue 18 Feb 14

AnthonyUK says...

midas wrote:
and you are an authoritarian busybody.
would you have the same lily livered liberal dogooding free thinking attitude if one of your family died through this "oh its only a mindless prank let em get on with it"? No wonder this country is like the way it is when we have liberal free thinkers like you advocating and approving such behaviour!!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: and you are an authoritarian busybody.[/p][/quote]would you have the same lily livered liberal dogooding free thinking attitude if one of your family died through this "oh its only a mindless prank let em get on with it"? No wonder this country is like the way it is when we have liberal free thinkers like you advocating and approving such behaviour!!!!!!!!!!! AnthonyUK

1:29pm Tue 18 Feb 14

greenscreener says...

AnthonyUK wrote:
midas wrote:
and you are an authoritarian busybody.
would you have the same lily livered liberal dogooding free thinking attitude if one of your family died through this "oh its only a mindless prank let em get on with it"? No wonder this country is like the way it is when we have liberal free thinkers like you advocating and approving such behaviour!!!!!!!!!!!
Antony, I nominate you to go and have a sit down with a nice cup of tea. Hopefully you will calm down a bit.
[quote][p][bold]AnthonyUK[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: and you are an authoritarian busybody.[/p][/quote]would you have the same lily livered liberal dogooding free thinking attitude if one of your family died through this "oh its only a mindless prank let em get on with it"? No wonder this country is like the way it is when we have liberal free thinkers like you advocating and approving such behaviour!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Antony, I nominate you to go and have a sit down with a nice cup of tea. Hopefully you will calm down a bit. greenscreener

1:34pm Tue 18 Feb 14

greenscreener says...

midas wrote:
and you are an authoritarian busybody.
Midas, I nominate you for an award in descriptive prose, have a drink on me !
[quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: and you are an authoritarian busybody.[/p][/quote]Midas, I nominate you for an award in descriptive prose, have a drink on me ! greenscreener

1:51pm Tue 18 Feb 14

CeeBee85 says...

Oh for goodness sake, people are fully aware of the risks of drinking large amounts of alcohol! If they decide to ignore the risks and go ahead and do it anyway, no one is to blame but themselves. If I was nominated, I'd just say no! It's as simple as that. People need to take responsibility for their own actions, there is too much passing the buck going on!
Oh for goodness sake, people are fully aware of the risks of drinking large amounts of alcohol! If they decide to ignore the risks and go ahead and do it anyway, no one is to blame but themselves. If I was nominated, I'd just say no! It's as simple as that. People need to take responsibility for their own actions, there is too much passing the buck going on! CeeBee85

2:36pm Tue 18 Feb 14

midas says...

AnthonyUK wrote:
midas wrote: and you are an authoritarian busybody.
would you have the same lily livered liberal dogooding free thinking attitude if one of your family died through this "oh its only a mindless prank let em get on with it"? No wonder this country is like the way it is when we have liberal free thinkers like you advocating and approving such behaviour!!!!!!!!!!!
One of my family wouldn't die as they have been brought up to TAKE RESPONSIBILITY for the decisions they make. They don't need an authoritarian government to tell them not to down 2 pints of gin, they know not to do it.
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Where have I advocated and approved such behaviour? I have been critical of an opposition MP who feels it is necessary to bring in even more legislation, something his party always seem to encourage, rather than educate people to take responsibility and make their own decisions.
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" lily livered liberal dogooding free thinking attitude" - if that means allowing people to make their own decisions rather than having the "State" make decisions for them - isn't that what they all died for in the last couple of World Wars? freedom from tyranny and oppressive fascist thinkers?
[quote][p][bold]AnthonyUK[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: and you are an authoritarian busybody.[/p][/quote]would you have the same lily livered liberal dogooding free thinking attitude if one of your family died through this "oh its only a mindless prank let em get on with it"? No wonder this country is like the way it is when we have liberal free thinkers like you advocating and approving such behaviour!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]One of my family wouldn't die as they have been brought up to TAKE RESPONSIBILITY for the decisions they make. They don't need an authoritarian government to tell them not to down 2 pints of gin, they know not to do it. . Where have I advocated and approved such behaviour? I have been critical of an opposition MP who feels it is necessary to bring in even more legislation, something his party always seem to encourage, rather than educate people to take responsibility and make their own decisions. . " lily livered liberal dogooding free thinking attitude" - if that means allowing people to make their own decisions rather than having the "State" make decisions for them - isn't that what they all died for in the last couple of World Wars? freedom from tyranny and oppressive fascist thinkers? midas

3:14pm Tue 18 Feb 14

AnthonyUK says...

midas wrote:
AnthonyUK wrote:
midas wrote: and you are an authoritarian busybody.
would you have the same lily livered liberal dogooding free thinking attitude if one of your family died through this "oh its only a mindless prank let em get on with it"? No wonder this country is like the way it is when we have liberal free thinkers like you advocating and approving such behaviour!!!!!!!!!!!
One of my family wouldn't die as they have been brought up to TAKE RESPONSIBILITY for the decisions they make. They don't need an authoritarian government to tell them not to down 2 pints of gin, they know not to do it.
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Where have I advocated and approved such behaviour? I have been critical of an opposition MP who feels it is necessary to bring in even more legislation, something his party always seem to encourage, rather than educate people to take responsibility and make their own decisions.
.
" lily livered liberal dogooding free thinking attitude" - if that means allowing people to make their own decisions rather than having the "State" make decisions for them - isn't that what they all died for in the last couple of World Wars? freedom from tyranny and oppressive fascist thinkers?
people will ALWAYS challenge authority and do whatever they want irrespective of whatever restrictions etc there is to stop it!!! You think education is going to necessarily stop a wayward yobster sorry youngster from killing themselves through a deadly stunt? Dream on you idiot.
[quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnthonyUK[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: and you are an authoritarian busybody.[/p][/quote]would you have the same lily livered liberal dogooding free thinking attitude if one of your family died through this "oh its only a mindless prank let em get on with it"? No wonder this country is like the way it is when we have liberal free thinkers like you advocating and approving such behaviour!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]One of my family wouldn't die as they have been brought up to TAKE RESPONSIBILITY for the decisions they make. They don't need an authoritarian government to tell them not to down 2 pints of gin, they know not to do it. . Where have I advocated and approved such behaviour? I have been critical of an opposition MP who feels it is necessary to bring in even more legislation, something his party always seem to encourage, rather than educate people to take responsibility and make their own decisions. . " lily livered liberal dogooding free thinking attitude" - if that means allowing people to make their own decisions rather than having the "State" make decisions for them - isn't that what they all died for in the last couple of World Wars? freedom from tyranny and oppressive fascist thinkers?[/p][/quote]people will ALWAYS challenge authority and do whatever they want irrespective of whatever restrictions etc there is to stop it!!! You think education is going to necessarily stop a wayward yobster sorry youngster from killing themselves through a deadly stunt? Dream on you idiot. AnthonyUK

3:43pm Tue 18 Feb 14

rudis_dad says...

I still don't see how if someone dies it can be considered manslaughter. The victims volunteered to do it, no-one forced them. If someone had held their noses whilst pouring drink down them and they'd died as a result then that could be considered manslaughter. It's like saying that the bloke I bought my car off is responsible if I kill myself driving it too fast.
I still don't see how if someone dies it can be considered manslaughter. The victims volunteered to do it, no-one forced them. If someone had held their noses whilst pouring drink down them and they'd died as a result then that could be considered manslaughter. It's like saying that the bloke I bought my car off is responsible if I kill myself driving it too fast. rudis_dad

4:02pm Tue 18 Feb 14

AnthonyUK says...

rudis_dad wrote:
I still don't see how if someone dies it can be considered manslaughter. The victims volunteered to do it, no-one forced them. If someone had held their noses whilst pouring drink down them and they'd died as a result then that could be considered manslaughter. It's like saying that the bloke I bought my car off is responsible if I kill myself driving it too fast.
Duh you thick? It called neknominate you idiot! people nominate others to do it that's evident in the title. Its not voluntary at all.
[quote][p][bold]rudis_dad[/bold] wrote: I still don't see how if someone dies it can be considered manslaughter. The victims volunteered to do it, no-one forced them. If someone had held their noses whilst pouring drink down them and they'd died as a result then that could be considered manslaughter. It's like saying that the bloke I bought my car off is responsible if I kill myself driving it too fast.[/p][/quote]Duh you thick? It called neknominate you idiot! people nominate others to do it that's evident in the title. Its not voluntary at all. AnthonyUK

4:11pm Tue 18 Feb 14

midas says...

AnthonyUK wrote:
midas wrote:
AnthonyUK wrote:
midas wrote: and you are an authoritarian busybody.
would you have the same lily livered liberal dogooding free thinking attitude if one of your family died through this "oh its only a mindless prank let em get on with it"? No wonder this country is like the way it is when we have liberal free thinkers like you advocating and approving such behaviour!!!!!!!!!!!
One of my family wouldn't die as they have been brought up to TAKE RESPONSIBILITY for the decisions they make. They don't need an authoritarian government to tell them not to down 2 pints of gin, they know not to do it. . Where have I advocated and approved such behaviour? I have been critical of an opposition MP who feels it is necessary to bring in even more legislation, something his party always seem to encourage, rather than educate people to take responsibility and make their own decisions. . " lily livered liberal dogooding free thinking attitude" - if that means allowing people to make their own decisions rather than having the "State" make decisions for them - isn't that what they all died for in the last couple of World Wars? freedom from tyranny and oppressive fascist thinkers?
people will ALWAYS challenge authority and do whatever they want irrespective of whatever restrictions etc there is to stop it!!! You think education is going to necessarily stop a wayward yobster sorry youngster from killing themselves through a deadly stunt? Dream on you idiot.
LOL - "people will ALWAYS challenge authority" - and you are advocating the introduction of a new law! So rather than teach children to be responsible for their actions you are calling for "the Authority" to bring in a new law! How obtuse you are.
[quote][p][bold]AnthonyUK[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnthonyUK[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: and you are an authoritarian busybody.[/p][/quote]would you have the same lily livered liberal dogooding free thinking attitude if one of your family died through this "oh its only a mindless prank let em get on with it"? No wonder this country is like the way it is when we have liberal free thinkers like you advocating and approving such behaviour!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]One of my family wouldn't die as they have been brought up to TAKE RESPONSIBILITY for the decisions they make. They don't need an authoritarian government to tell them not to down 2 pints of gin, they know not to do it. . Where have I advocated and approved such behaviour? I have been critical of an opposition MP who feels it is necessary to bring in even more legislation, something his party always seem to encourage, rather than educate people to take responsibility and make their own decisions. . " lily livered liberal dogooding free thinking attitude" - if that means allowing people to make their own decisions rather than having the "State" make decisions for them - isn't that what they all died for in the last couple of World Wars? freedom from tyranny and oppressive fascist thinkers?[/p][/quote]people will ALWAYS challenge authority and do whatever they want irrespective of whatever restrictions etc there is to stop it!!! You think education is going to necessarily stop a wayward yobster sorry youngster from killing themselves through a deadly stunt? Dream on you idiot.[/p][/quote]LOL - "people will ALWAYS challenge authority" - and you are advocating the introduction of a new law! So rather than teach children to be responsible for their actions you are calling for "the Authority" to bring in a new law! How obtuse you are. midas

4:14pm Tue 18 Feb 14

midas says...

AnthonyUK wrote:
rudis_dad wrote: I still don't see how if someone dies it can be considered manslaughter. The victims volunteered to do it, no-one forced them. If someone had held their noses whilst pouring drink down them and they'd died as a result then that could be considered manslaughter. It's like saying that the bloke I bought my car off is responsible if I kill myself driving it too fast.
Duh you thick? It called neknominate you idiot! people nominate others to do it that's evident in the title. Its not voluntary at all.
Do you read back what you write before you post it?
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How is neknominate not voluntary? Do you understand what it is? If you are nominated to do something you can say no!
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I think I would give up on this one AnthonyUK!
[quote][p][bold]AnthonyUK[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rudis_dad[/bold] wrote: I still don't see how if someone dies it can be considered manslaughter. The victims volunteered to do it, no-one forced them. If someone had held their noses whilst pouring drink down them and they'd died as a result then that could be considered manslaughter. It's like saying that the bloke I bought my car off is responsible if I kill myself driving it too fast.[/p][/quote]Duh you thick? It called neknominate you idiot! people nominate others to do it that's evident in the title. Its not voluntary at all.[/p][/quote]Do you read back what you write before you post it? . How is neknominate not voluntary? Do you understand what it is? If you are nominated to do something you can say no! . I think I would give up on this one AnthonyUK! midas

4:32pm Tue 18 Feb 14

greenscreener says...

midas wrote:
AnthonyUK wrote:
rudis_dad wrote: I still don't see how if someone dies it can be considered manslaughter. The victims volunteered to do it, no-one forced them. If someone had held their noses whilst pouring drink down them and they'd died as a result then that could be considered manslaughter. It's like saying that the bloke I bought my car off is responsible if I kill myself driving it too fast.
Duh you thick? It called neknominate you idiot! people nominate others to do it that's evident in the title. Its not voluntary at all.
Do you read back what you write before you post it?
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How is neknominate not voluntary? Do you understand what it is? If you are nominated to do something you can say no!
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I think I would give up on this one AnthonyUK!
Antony, so earlier I nominated you to have a cup of tea, sorry pal, I should never have forced you to do that against your wishes, I hope it wasn't too unpleasant an experience.
[quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnthonyUK[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rudis_dad[/bold] wrote: I still don't see how if someone dies it can be considered manslaughter. The victims volunteered to do it, no-one forced them. If someone had held their noses whilst pouring drink down them and they'd died as a result then that could be considered manslaughter. It's like saying that the bloke I bought my car off is responsible if I kill myself driving it too fast.[/p][/quote]Duh you thick? It called neknominate you idiot! people nominate others to do it that's evident in the title. Its not voluntary at all.[/p][/quote]Do you read back what you write before you post it? . How is neknominate not voluntary? Do you understand what it is? If you are nominated to do something you can say no! . I think I would give up on this one AnthonyUK![/p][/quote]Antony, so earlier I nominated you to have a cup of tea, sorry pal, I should never have forced you to do that against your wishes, I hope it wasn't too unpleasant an experience. greenscreener

6:02pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Legal Beagle says...

Anthony UK I hereby nominate you to stop spouting drivel. As you so perspicaciously observe, "Its (sic) not voluntary at all."

And as for Graham Jones's words of wisdom - “If someone has encouraged someone to do something that has led to their death then that is manslaughter” - this is utter nonsense, with no legal basis whatsoever. An MP should realise that it's generally a good idea to engage the brain before operating the mouth.
Anthony UK I hereby nominate you to stop spouting drivel. As you so perspicaciously observe, "Its (sic) not voluntary at all." And as for Graham Jones's words of wisdom - “If someone has encouraged someone to do something that has led to their death then that is manslaughter” - this is utter nonsense, with no legal basis whatsoever. An MP should realise that it's generally a good idea to engage the brain before operating the mouth. Legal Beagle

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