Warning issued following street robberies

We have been made aware that a small number of street robberies have recently taken place in the LS2 and LS6 areas.

As with all large cities, Leeds has its fair share of crime but you should not worry unduly about your personal safety, especially if you take simple steps to guard against risk.

The advice from our Security team is not to walk across Woodhouse Moor (Hyde Park) in the dark.

Other recommendations include:

  • whenever possible, walk with other people
  • stick to well-lit footpaths and avoid shortcuts through dark and unfrequented areas
  • don’t listen to music or use your phone when walking at night – keep valuables out of sight; and
  • if you’re going somewhere unfamiliar, check how you’re going to get there and back.

Staff can make students aware of services available to help get them home safely, such as the Leeds University Union’s night bus and Amber Cars taxi service, which will hold a Student Card as a deposit if they don’t have enough money to pay for a fare.

Visit the West Yorkshire Police and Commercial & Campus Support Services for more safety advice and information.

You can also contact the University’s dedicated Crime Prevention Advisor. E-mail crimeprevention@leeds.ac.uk or call 0113 343 5005.

We also have a Police Officer based full-time on campus. You can follow her on Twitter @WYP_PCHurrell for helpful tips and advice on staying safe.

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