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Additional safety patrols

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In response to an incident near our Owens Park residences on Wednesday 26 October, Greater Manchester Police will be increasing their safety patrols around Fallowfield and other main student areas.

As well as the usual Student Safe patrols in the area, from this evening (26 October) until Monday 31 October, there will be additional officers patrolling between 7pm and 3am each night.

If you have been affected by the incident, we have lots of options for you to access if you need support, from our Counselling and Mental Health Service to a 24hr mental health helpline and chat. Our Residential Life teams remain available for students in our halls of residence.

Traffic diversions are likely to remain in place for the rest of the day, with bus services diverted around the route via Dickenson Road, Birchfields Road, and Moseley Road in both directions.

Ongoing police investigations

Greater Manchester Police investigations are continuing and they have confirmed further details of this dreadful incident this evening. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to all those affected by this terrible situation. While the young man who tragically died was not one of our students, we understand this will affect the entire student community across the city and any loss in such circumstances is devastating.

GMP has asked that anyone with information should contact them by calling 101 quoting 240 26/10/22.

Members of the public can upload any information including photos, videos and CCTV via their Major Incident Public Portal.

Alternatively, you can report information via or you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Information can be shared anonymously via the independent charity – Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Download the Safezone app

​​Our mobile app SafeZone can give you extra peace of mind when you’re on campus or in University accommodation. The app is free to download, easy to use, and connects you with our Campus Support and Security team at the touch of a button if you are in an emergency or require first aid. You can also ‘check in’ and share your live location when walking home through a SafeZone area. Find out more about SafeZone.

We will of course update you further in due course.

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