Tag : crime

News | Student brawl on pub crawl

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A large-scale fight, involving approximately 10 people, took place outside the Skyrack in Headingley on Saturday night. The street brawl occurred at approximately 10:50pm, near the junction of Otley Road with St Michaels Road between the Skyrack and Original Oak pubs. Witnesses who saw the incident claimed that there was … Read More

News | Student robbed in Burley Park

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A student has been robbed in broad daylight following a number of incidents in the Burley Park area. The female, aged 20 had her phone stolen after a struggle, whilst walking through the area. An attempted robbery has also taken place at a bus stop, near Cardigan Lane, where a … Read More

News | Spate of Hyde Park sexual assaults

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A student has been sexually assaulted in Hyde Park this week, following a spate of sexual offences in the area. Two individuals suspected of serial sexual molestation are currently being hunted by the West Yorkshire Police. A total of four incidents of sexual assault have taken place over the last … Read More

News | Crime on the rise in Hyde Park

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The number of crimes committed on vehicles has risen by 36 per cent in the past semester in Hyde Park and Woodhouse. There were 93 crimes on vehicles in the four months to December 2013, just under one per day, compared with 68 in the same period the year before. … Read More

Comment | Are the police betraying mentally ill people?

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Imagine you currently suffer from a debilitating mental health condition and you are in a time of crisis. The world is closing in around you and all hope is lost. You feel that you are out of options and your emotions are exploding in terrifying ways that even you do … Read More

News | Thugs tell student: "we will kill you" in Burley attack

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A student has been brutally attacked by a pair of “sadistic” thugs who drove a pair of scissors through his hand. The attack, which happened near Burley Park station, saw the attackers jump on the scissors, forcing them through the victim’s hand, before threatening to cut off his ear and … Read More

News | Fiery furniture ignites anger

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A fire in Hyde Park has left students feeling unsafe in their homes. Muzammil Ali, a PHd student in Chemical Engineering, was in a neighbouring house when a fire was started on a sofa outdoors in an alleyway: “When I woke up in the morning and saw this, it did … Read More

News | Poo-pertrator splashes back!

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A house of students were shocked to find a human faeces on their doorstep when they opened their door last Saturday. In October 2011 there were a series of poos being left on residents’ doorsteps in Leeds. However, it would appear that this story has not been wiped away just … Read More

TV | Salamander – We've had Borgen and The Killing, now Belgium gives us their best shot

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Salamander is the new 12 part Belgian political conspiracy thriller taking the Saturday night BBC4 spot of crime fighting and justice. With the recent popularity of the Scandinavian dramas The Killing, The Bridge and Borgen, it is no surprise that BBC4 are widening their import horizons. Clearly the Belgian view … Read More

News | Thieves target empty houses over holidays

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Student houses across Hyde Park and Headingley have been targeted by burglars over the Christmas period. Over 30 houses were burgled during the first two weeks of January, with 64 per cent of these properties having being left insecure. The main areas concerning police include north Hyde Park, encompassing Victoria … Read More