Injection spiking: How likely is it?

By Imran Rahman-Jones and Lindsay Brown Recent stories of women being spiked by injection on nights out have caused worry among students and politicians. Several UK police forces are investigating possible cases, and the home secretary has asked for an urgent update on the scale of the problem. Experts say it’s unlikely to be happening on a […]

Home secretary wants police update on spiking by needles

By Imran Rahman-Jones and Marie Jackson Home Secretary Priti Patel has asked police forces for an update following a number of cases of women reporting being spiked by needles in nightclubs. Police chiefs have also been tasked by the Commons Home Affairs Committee to urgently assess the scale of the problem around the country. One […]

Jussie Smollett: WTF?

The actor vs the police. An alleged crime… but of assault or fakery? Even President Trump’s calling it a national embarrassment. Newsbeat’s Imran Rahman-Jones asks What’s The Fuss? It’s the true story you’d struggle to make up – involving celebrities, police, a city mayor and the most powerful man in America. Best known for his […]

Moss Side: A history of the Manchester neighbourhood

A shooting in Manchester’s Moss Side area which injured 10 people is being investigated by the police as attempted murder. Moss Side has historically had a reputation for being a neighbourhood of gangs and gun crime – a characterisation historian Dr Charlotte Wildman describes as “unfair”. But it’s not always had that reputation and, in recent years, […]