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GMP stop and search power increased: Can expanded authority increase safety?

GMP stop and search power increased: Can expanded authority increase safety?

What do students have to say about the increased stop and search powers in Greater Manchester?
‘Reports of drink spiking will be taken seriously’: UoM and GMP respond to the recent focus on spiking

‘Reports of drink spiking will be taken seriously’: UoM and GMP respond to the recent focus on spiking

With a recent increase in drink spiking incidents, the Mancunion asked GMP and UoM for their responses on student safety
Revealed: 39 Fixed Penalty Notices issued by Manchester Police to students

Revealed: 39 Fixed Penalty Notices issued by Manchester Police to students

Just 39 fines were issued in Fallowfield for Covid-19 breaches in Semester One – we spoke to the students who received them
Police ramp up security for Manchester train stations

Police ramp up security for Manchester train stations

Increased measures include the introduction of dog units and Behavioural Detection Officers
One in three people do not have confidence in Greater Manchester Police, survey finds

One in three people do not have confidence in Greater Manchester Police, survey finds

A survey of over 3,000 Greater Manchester residents reveals a lack of confidence in the GMP’s ability to help them
New mayoral budget to fund more police officers and fire service workers in Greater Manchester

New mayoral budget to fund more police officers and fire service workers in Greater Manchester

The mayoral general budget for 2020/21 will support the recruitment of more police officers and fire fighters in Greater Manchester
Still waiting for misogyny to be a hate crime

Still waiting for misogyny to be a hate crime

Misogyny is still not considered a hate crime in Greater Manchester, so Misogyny is Hate is still campaigning
Amphetamine overtakes cocaine as the second most popular drug in Greater Manchester

Amphetamine overtakes cocaine as the second most popular drug in Greater Manchester

New data published by the Home Office shows a steep rise in the amount of amphetamine seized over the last year
Musician mistakenly detained after recording music video in Deansgate

Musician mistakenly detained after recording music video in Deansgate

Musician Outlaw was recently arrested for a mistaken terror threat in Salford while trying to film a music video…
Rise in knife crime throughout Greater Manchester

Rise in knife crime throughout Greater Manchester

Knife crime in the Manchester area has been a cause for concern in October but Greater Manchester Police say they are seeing better results on knife crime on the whole
Teenager attacked at out-of-control Fallowfield student party

Teenager attacked at out-of-control Fallowfield student party

The teenager was attacked after responding to some “gatecrashers”
Fallowfield hit by overnight burglaries

Fallowfield hit by overnight burglaries

Students have reported break-ins on Parsonage Road and Derby Road
Police ‘undercounting’ masks true extent of Greater Manchester’s knife crime issue

Police ‘undercounting’ masks true extent of Greater Manchester’s knife crime issue

Greater Manchester Police are pushing to combat knife crime after they discovered erroneous data and knives concealed in public spaces
Burnham calls for increased ‘stop and search’ to crack down on knife crime in Manchester

Burnham calls for increased ‘stop and search’ to crack down on knife crime in Manchester

Andy Burnham has called for harsher penalties and ‘stop and search’ to be used in an effort to help tackle knife crime in the area
The students ready to fight back: does Fallowfield need a ‘first response’ group?

The students ready to fight back: does Fallowfield need a ‘first response’ group?

University of Manchester student suggests taking a ‘first response team’ in helping to address burglaries in Fallowfield.
Bouncers in Manchester have been arrested on over 100 occasions since 2015

Bouncers in Manchester have been arrested on over 100 occasions since 2015

A Freedom of Information request has shed light on a worrying trend of crime involving security staff in the city centre
Nine ‘rogue’ taxi drivers caught in Manchester city centre

Nine ‘rogue’ taxi drivers caught in Manchester city centre

The operation – Operation Aztec – was carried out by Manchester City Council’s Licensing Team alongside Greater Manchester Police
9/10 students think Greater Manchester Police don’t do enough to prevent hate crimes against women

9/10 students think Greater Manchester Police don’t do enough to prevent hate crimes against women

This comes as the government launches a review of whether to include misogyny as a hate crime in UK legislation.
Two men found dead at Manchester’s Britannia Hotel

Two men found dead at Manchester’s Britannia Hotel

The two men were discovered after their deaths on September 26 – the Police remain unaware of the cause of one man’s death
Police arrest two men in connection to street party shooting

Police arrest two men in connection to street party shooting

The pair are the first suspects in the attempted murder investigation, that launched last month

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