Fact checks related to violent crime, including knife crime, gang crime and hate crime
Reports Emma Tustin was hospitalised after inmates force fed her salt are not true
A Facebook post falsely claims Emma Tustin, who killed Arthur Labinjo-Hughes, has been hospitalised after being forced to eat 79 packets of salt.
Higher deportation rates don’t necessarily demonstrate ‘disproportionate targeting’ of Jamaicans
The data is not entirely reliable, and there may be multiple reasons why deportation rates vary, including whether deportation would affect someone’s human rights.
A George Floyd mural in Manchester was not chosen over a Lee Rigby memorial
A Facebook post falsely claims that Manchester councillors approved a George Floyd mural over one of Lee Rigby.
Crime fact checks
Warning over alleged Christmas postal ‘scam’ is long out of date
The premium-rate number a Facebook post warns about was shut down in 2005.
Claims that bogus census takers are robbing houses in the UK are false
Similar posts have been appearing around the world for at least six years.