Sexual assault

31st January 2024 | By Leslie Kerwin

Police report rape next to Mancunian Way as Man Met issues warning to staff and students over safety

Reports of a rape next to the Mancunian Way underpass in the early hours of this morning have intensified concerns over safety in the city centre.

Reclaim the night protesters raise awareness to women's safety.

16th January 2024 | By Rebecca Mills

Shocking new figures show how many sexual crimes have occurred in Piccadilly Gardens.

New figures show alarming rates of sexual crimes in Piccadilly Gardens since 2021, raising significant concerns about women’s safety in Manchester city centre. The figures,...


19th January 2021 | By Emily Mcintyre

Manchester students call for action over increase of sexual assaults and harassment in Fallowfield

“I often hold my keys like a knife in my hands and put my phone in my bra,” says  20-year-old psychology student Efa Ashman. Efa is...


12th December 2018 | By nq_admin

Campaign Launched to Change the Culture of Sexual Harassment and Assault on UK University Campuses

Currently, 4%of women nationally claim they have experienced rape but this number rises to 8% on UK university campuses according to estimates from the Office for National Statistics....


12th December 2018 | By Danielle Wroe

Less than a third of prosecutions brought against young men for rape result in a conviction

Figures show that less than a third of prosecutions brought against young men for rape result in a conviction. Senior Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) staff...


10th December 2018 | By nq_admin

#AskForAndrew Campaign set up to help gay men in Manchester

There is a cultural acceptance amongst gay men notably that this sort of behavior is acceptable.  It’s not. The aim of #AskForAndrew is to give the...


27th April 2018 | By nq_admin

What were those elephants around Man Met this week?

A student-led campaign to address sexual assault, harassment and consent at universities was showcased on Thursday. During a busy exam period, students at MMU have...

Ben Flynn, sex predator

14th April 2017 | By nq_admin

Man who sexually abused young boy after grooming on Facebook is jailed

A man who lured a 12-year-old boy to his house to play games after talking online, before sexually abusing him, was sentenced to 13 years in...

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6th April 2017 | By nq_admin

Man jailed after sexually assaulting two women on a flight to Manchester

A man who sexually assaulted two women on a plane from Toronto to Manchester was sentenced at Manchester Magistrates' Court yesterday.   Jagtar Singh Sandhu, 55,...

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6th April 2017 | By nq_admin

Woman asking for a spare cigarette raped at Old Trafford Metrolink car park

A woman was raped in Trafford after being lured into a car park for a cigarette. The woman was on here way to do some...


27th February 2017 | By nq_admin

VIDEO: MMU students help Reclaim The Night

Last Thursday, 23 February, over 2,500 women and men of all ages and races marched through Manchester to "Reclaim The Night." The annual march was filled...


11th January 2017 | By nq_admin

Police report a sharp rise in dating-app sexual assault in Greater Manchester

Police in England have linked over 500 crimes across the country to the use of dating apps Tinder and Grindr, including murder, rape and child abuse,...

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8th October 2016 | By nq_admin

Weekend Feature: Is Manchester facing a sexual assault crisis?

With approximately 85,000 women and 12,000 men raped and nearly 500,000 adults being sexually assaulted per year in England and Wales, it's all far too...