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Issue No. 2476

Recorded child sex crimes rise

Home Office figures show that recorded child sex crimes rose by 46 percent in the 12 months to June. 

Some 35,152 such crimes were recorded across England and Wales. 

High-profile abuse scandals mean victims may be more confident to come forward.

New probe into corrupt cops over Stephen Lawrence

The National Crime Agency (NCA) is investigating allegations that corrupt officers ruined the first inquiry into Stephen Lawrence’s murder.

Stephen was knifed to death in 1993 aged 18 by white youths in Eltham, South East London.

Student rent strike wins a rebate

Students on rent strike at University College London have won a full term rent rebate worth £100,000 in total. It’s compensation for their “unacceptable” accommodation.

University bosses had threatened disciplinary action against the Campbell House West students. 

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Tue 20 Oct 2015, 16:39 BST
Issue No. 2476
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