Tag : hyde park

Serial Graffitist Caught

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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

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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

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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

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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

Drive-by Mugging Leaves Fresher Shaken

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Two drive-by muggings took place on Tuesday 6th October, leaving a Leeds University fresher with multiple injuries. It has been reported that a man driving a black Renualt Clio along Little Woodhouse Lane grabbed the bag of a 22-year-old woman walking along the pavement, before attempting to drive off with … Read More

Referendum to light up Hyde Park does not pass

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Last week’s referendum which proposed lighting up Woodhouse Moor Park did not reach 1500 votes and therefore was not passed. 542 students voted ‘Yes’ in the referendum and 271 voted ‘No’. In an email that was sent to students after the votes were published, Community Officer George Bradley wrote: “The … Read More

LUU hold referendum over suggested lobbying to light up Hyde Park

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A University of Leeds student has called for the Union to do more to ensure that pavements in Hyde Park are better illuminated at night. Ravi Mistry, a third-year History student, has submitted a referendum on the LUU website asking students if they believe the Union should be doing more to … Read More

Hundreds say ‘No’ through Disco: Hype The Park: Boogie Not Blame photojournal

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Yesterday evening in the drizzling twilight, the shadowy streets that frame Woodhouse Moor were transformed as several hundred women danced their way around the park together to form a glittering, girl-power fuelled, collective disco, in protest against sexual assault. In the light of the recent bout of sexual assaults in … Read More

Man arrested for Sainsbury’s robbery

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Police have arrested a man in connection with a robbery at Sainsbury’s in Hyde Park last weekend. The Gryphon understands the offender was carrying a knife when he stole mobile phones from customers at the store on Brudenell Road. The incident happened in the early hours of the morning between … Read More

Leeds students to ‘Hype The Park’ in action against sexual assault

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Students at the University have organised a protest on Thursday 21st to reclaim the streets following a string of recent sexual assaults in the area. The disco-themed march, labelled ‘Hype The Park #BoogieNotBlame’ calls on women, non-binary and trans students to collectively dance around Leeds’ Hyde Park in an effort to empower the student community. A pre-party event will … Read More