A mobile phone thief has been brought to justice, as a “direct result” of reporting by Leeds Student.
A story published by this paper last month appealed for information regarding two ‘Samaritan students’ who helped apprehend a man stealing phones at Mint nightclub.
Following the publication of the story in the 12 October edition of the paper, a man contacted West Yorkshire Police with eyewitness details of the Mint Club thief.
According to Neil Wardley, of West Yorkshire Police: “as a direct result of your article we had a male come forward and provide us with an account of what he believed took place. A friend had read the article in Leeds Student and mentioned it conversation. [The witness] then checked online and got in touch.”
The suspected thief, an 18-year-old man, is due to stand trial in Leeds Magistrates Court in March 2013.
Words: Max Bruges