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‘Terrified’ students rely on Facebook for safety advice

Students feel there is not enough done to protect them in and around South Manchester, an investigation by The Mancunion has revealed

The burglary rate at the University of Manchester is the fourth highest outside London. Photo: Tim Samoff @Flickr

Manchester has highest student-related crime rate outside London

Data shows how much higher the crime rate at London universities is, but places all four of Manchester’s universities at the top of the non-London list

Photo: raver_mikey @Flickr

Three students attacked in unprovoked incident in Fallowfield

Three students, one currently in a serious condition in hospital, have been attacked in Fallowfield on their way home from a night out in Manchester.

Photo: Greater Manchester Police

120 arrested in Fallowfield crime initiative

A series of unannounced door-to-door visits in Fallowfield at the beginning of October saw over 100 known criminals located and arrested and £90000 worth of cannabis plants seized

The emergency services are not pleased with the verdict handed to Leyla Fletcher. Photo: robert wade @Flickr

Conditional discharge for city centre shampoo attacker

Leyla Fletcher has been given a conditional discharge by Manchester Magistrates court after injuring a paramedic with a bottle of shampoo.

Photo: Dominic Alves (Flickr)

You’ll never walk alone

Recent news stories have drawn attention to the issue of student safety in Manchester. It’s an issue we cannot dismiss, says Moya Crockett

Four females and three males attacked a female student near the University of Manchester on Oxford Road   Photo: Gene Hunt @Flickr

Gang stalk and assault student on Oxford Road

The 20-year-old female student was followed for over a mile and assaulted by a gang ‘like animals stalking their prey’

Police have released these three pictures in the hope that someone will come forward with information. Photo: Greater Manchester Police

Student witnesses may be key to assault investigation

Appeal for student witnesses after incident outside South nightclub, hosting a Murkage night, linked to man’s death

Photo Credit: Wales Online  (Channel 4: ‘Bouncers’)

Bouncers: an unchecked menace or preservers of the peace?

Joe Anthony questions what role door and security staff have to play in keeping nights out safe.

A man was seriously assaulted in nearby Whitworth Park. Photo: yun@Flickr

Appeal after Whitworth Park assault

Police are appealing for information about an assault on a homeless man in Whitworth Park last month

Police investigate the brutal assault last year

Trio who left student for dead sent down for 43 years

Two men sentenced with attempted murder and robbery, woman with GBH and robbery for attack on UoM student

Police investigate the violent assault of a first year student in Platt Fields Park. Photo: Paul Campbell

Three arrested over Platt Fields Park student assault

Arrests have been made after the assaulted victim is identified as a first year student