Tag : hyde park

Local anger over litter-strewn Hyde Park

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Litter left strewn across Woodhouse Moor in Hyde Park following recent sunny weather caused discontent among students and local residents. The congregation, consisting mainly of students, left the park’s lower field covered in a layer of rubbish. Nearby resident Wain Backford remarked: “It’s a pity none of the people here … Read More

Moped robberies affect North Leeds

2 years ago / 0 comments

West Yorkshire Police are appealing for information following a series of recent street robberies in the Hyde Park and Woodhouse area. Various incidents occurred between April 16 and April 23, with WYP reporting that many of the victims were students. A number of the robberies were carried out on Wednesday … Read More

Three men charged over Hyde Park murder

3 years ago / 0 comments

West Yorkshire Police have announced that three men have been charged with the murder of Michael Ayres, whose body was found in Hyde Park on Saturday night. Stuart Jarvis, 50, and Andrew Jenkins, 37, from Heights West in Armley, along with Stewart Malnieks, 61, of Midland Road, in Leeds have … Read More

Victim of Hyde Park Terrace murder identified

3 years ago / 0 comments

Detectives investigating a murder following the discovery of a body in Hyde Park Terrace have today identified the victim as Michael Ayres, 60, of Headingley. The body of Michael Ayres was discovered after firefighters were called to reports of a bin on fire at around 7pm on Saturday night. Two … Read More

Police launch murder investigation in Hyde Park

3 years ago / 0 comments

West Yorkshire Police have confirmed that a murder investigation has been launched following the discovery of a body in Hyde Park. Both Police and Fire Services were informed of a small fire involving a rubbish bin at approximately 7pm on Saturday evening. The authorities attended the scene and discovered a … Read More

Hyde Park Pedestrian Safety Petition Launched

3 years ago / 0 comments

A campaign fronted by Leeds University Union Community Officer, Jonny Foster, is calling for Leeds City Council to review and improve pedestrian crossings in the popular student areas of Hyde Park and Little Woodhouse. The campaign draws specific attention to the dangerous nature of the T-Junction between Belle Vue Road … Read More

Serial Graffitist Caught

3 years ago / 0 comments

Security have caught a student suspected of creating over 45 graffiti marks on Leeds University campus. On Wednesday, PC Matt Guy, the university’s police liaison officer, tweeted: ‘Student Graffiti Tagger linked to 45+ offences…caught by security last night’. The graffiti symbol, which has been spotted in various locations around campus, … Read More

Light Up Hyde Park Campaign Relaunched

3 years ago / 0 comments

Three Leeds University students are organising a march through Woodhouse Moor as part of a renewed campaign for the park to be lit up. Mira Mookerjee, Licie Gowshall and Alice Parrington are currently building a proposal to present to Leeds City Council in hopes of securing certain safety measures for … Read More

Beeston Rapist Sentenced to Twenty Years

3 years ago / 0 comments

Zdenko Turtak, the 22-year old man who was convicted earlier this month for sexually assaulting and beating an 18-year old woman in Beeston earlier this year has been sentenced to 14 years in prison, and six years on license. On the 6th March earlier this year, the victim was at … Read More

Hyde Park sex attacker jailed for life

3 years ago / 0 comments

A previously convicted sex attacker with a history of targeting students in Leeds has been jailed for life, after attacking a 20-year-old student in Hyde Park earlier this year. Paul Braithwaite forced himself on the student in a street in the Hyde Park area in the early hours of February … Read More