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A Student Life: Matt Harvison, creator of the Fallowfield safety petition

After a recent surge in violent crime with students in Manchester being the prime target, Kizzy Bray meets the UoM student petitioning for the police and mayor Andy Burnham to take action for safety in Fallowfield

Image: James Shuttleworth

‘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

photo, Rosa Simonet

Petition calls for a safer Fallowfield

Nearly 6000 have signed the petition calling upon Greater Manchester Police and Andy Burnham to make Fallowfield safer for students

Photo: LightUp Fallowfield

Students attacked and mugged at knife point

On the 5th of October a number of students were targeted by attackers in the early hours of the morning. Reportedly threatened with a “crowbar” and at knife-point, Kizzy Bray talks to some of the victims of the attacks

Platt Lane, Rusholme (Image: Rusholmeruffian @ Commons Wikimedia)

Muggings on the rise in Fallowfield

Criminals reportedly target students as they return to Fallowfield and Withington from University or nights out this week

Photo: West Midlands Police @ Flickr

Greater Manchester Police “inadequate” at recording crime

The city’s police force fails to record 15 per cent of crime reported to it

Photo: Alex Pepperhill @Flickr

Two men in custody after man shot outside Moss Side takeaway

A man, rumoured to be involved with the notorious Doddington Gang, was shot in the thigh outside a Moss Side takeaway

Photo: Rob Brewer on Flickr

50,000 nitrous oxide canisters found at Fallowfield house

Over 50,000 laughing gas canisters have been confiscated by Greater Manchester Police at a house in Fallowfield

Photo: Soon @Flickr

Sexual abuse scandals at universities akin to Savile and Catholic Church cases

Huge scale sex abuse scandals have been uncovered throughout UK universities, with evidence dating back to the 1980s

Photo: Elise Gallagher

Stabbing on Curry Mile

The attack happened on Curry Mile on the morning of Friday 30th September 2016 and has left a man in a critical condition

Photo: Neokrisys @ Flickr

Uninsured students left vulnerable

Students have been found to be twice as likely as other groups of adults to be burgled by Back Me Up

Photo: Brandon Anderson @Flickr

18-year-old woman raped close to Piccadilly Gardens

A young woman was raped just behind Portland Street, close to both Piccadilly Gardens and the Gay Village