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
Man wasn’t jailed only for staring at a woman on the train
A Spectator article recently claimed that a man had been sentenced to 22 weeks in prison after “continuously staring” at a woman.
West Yorkshire Police is not investigating the Covid-19 vaccine programme
Numerous Facebook posts incorrectly claim the Covid-19 vaccine programme is being investigated by West Yorkshire Police.