Tag : crime

Burglaries up by 52% in Hyde Park and Headingley Since 2015

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

As first year comes to an end in Leeds, and former-freshers are thrust from the comforts of University accommodation, most flock to Hyde Park to seek refuge. Hyde Park has, simultaneously, both a great and an awful reputation. It’s close to the University. It’s lively. It’s brimming with good takeaways, … Read More

In Manchester and Leeds, are austerity measures leading to rising crime rates?

2 months ago / 0 comments

Police cuts across the UK have been an increasingly discussed issue across the last year. It is one that has also become increasingly politicised with the Labour Party frequently attacking Tory austerity policies that have led to a 20% cut in funding between 2010 and 2017. Rising crime rates alongside … Read More

The Cohen Conundrum: Criminal Conspiracy or Partisan Politics?

2 months ago / 0 comments

The President of the United States has been named as a co-conspirator to federal crimes. Not by tabloids or besmirched rivals, but in a court of law, as a plea accepted by prosecutors and delivered by previous personal lawyer Michael Cohen. It’s the kind of revelation that many have hoped … Read More

The Crime Behind The Bitcoin Craze

9 months ago / 0 comments

A common and prolific criticism of cryptocurrencies is their vulnerability and susceptibility to cyber corruption. There is good reason behind this concern, too; just this week, Europol director Rob Wainwright pronounced that there has been a significant increase in cybercrime of this nature. He estimated that around 4% of all … Read More

Joint Enterprise: Law and Disorder in the UK

10 months ago / 0 comments

In 2014, Alex Henry was convicted of murder by a law called ‘Joint Enterprise’. The basic premise of his case is as follows: Alex and his friend Cameron – whom he had befriended not long before the crime took place -  were walking home when they saw another of Alex’s ... Read More

London’s knife problem: The rise of violence on the capital’s streets

12 months ago / 0 comments

Violent knife crime has risen shockingly in the past year, with offences in London up more than 34% since 2016. According to new data obtained by the BBC, knife crime is increasing nationally yet police are prosecuting fewer cases. These figures show the extent of the problem, with this ‘epidemic’ ... Read More

Lavinia Woodward – Unfairly Judged

1 year ago / 0 comments

An Oxford student ‘too bright’ for prison is spared jail for stabbing boyfriend’. If you’ve been active on social media over the last couple of weeks, it likely you’ve seen at least one variant of this shocking piece of news. It’s a brilliant headline really – one simple sentence that … Read More

BRITAIN’S (ATTEMPTED) ATTACK ON ACID ATTACKS

1 year ago / 0 comments

A speech by Tory MP Amber Rudd last week announced a new – and long overdue – initiative, to try to rein in the acid attacks that have become endemic in London. The stipulations of the intended legislation would ban people carrying acid in public places “without good reason”, and … Read More

Vigil for lives lost to trans hate

2 years ago / 0 comments

Students gather to commemorate those killed as a result of transphobic violence and hate. On Monday evening, a group of people (many drenched, some holding lanterns) filled the foyer of the University’s Union to take part in a minute’s silence to remember all of the trans people who have died … Read More

Neo-Nazi terrorist gets life for murder of MP Jo Cox

2 years ago / 0 comments

Extreme right wing terrorist Thomas Mair has today been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox, whom he shot and stabbed to death in Birstall, near Leeds, on the 16th of June. After a trial which lasted seven days, the jury took just one hour … Read More