Tag : police

Big Debate: Bobbies Off The Beat

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An expected low turnout for the Police and Crime Commissioner elections suggests the public are either lacking in interest or faith in the highly-paid role. This week Big Debate asks, do they matter? YES: Ben Fisher By the time you read this, we’ll know whether fears of abysmal turnout in … Read More

Brick used in city centre mugging

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  16.11.12 A Leeds student has been robbed and threatened with a brick in Leeds City Centre. Police say they are investigating a street robbery of 22-year-old student Sean Jacks, which occurred some time between 7pm and 7.15pm on Monday. According to a police spokesperson, the victim was walking towards … Read More

Top of the cops

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9.11.12 Voters will be going to the polls this week as they choose who should become West Yorkshire’s first Police and Crime Commissioner. The new Commissioner role is replacing local Police Authorities, scrutinising how forces organise their policing operations and priorities. Whoever gets the job will have responsibility for the … Read More

An ‘armless burglary warning

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Students in Hyde Park got a nasty surprise this week when they were greeted by a hand reaching through their letterbox. Fortunately for them, the frightening intrusion was only a ploy by West Yorkshire Police to encourage people not to leave their windows and doors unlocked. Katy Richardson, a second-year … Read More

Student Samaritans stop Mint pickpocket

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A couple on a night out at Mint nightclub foiled a pickpocket, after allegedly confronting him as he stole mobile phones. West Yorkshire Police are appealing for the savvy students to come forward. The pair is believed to have helped stop the theft, with the police hailing them “student Samaritans”. … Read More

Leeds police chief called to resign

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Former Leeds University Union president Jack Straw has warned that the current chief of police in Leeds should be “considering his position”, in response to the Hillsborough review.

Students urged to stay safe after attack outside Dry Dock

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A third year Biochemistry student has been attacked and robbed on his way home from a night out. Callum Sharp was walking along Woodhouse Lane when he was confronted by a large group of youths at approximately 1:30am. Callum, a third year Biochemistry student, told Leeds Students about what happened: “Out … Read More