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Manchester Riots Airbrushed From Official Manchester Police Figures

DID you know that the riots in Manchester Never happened? An Anorak reader sends us this from the Manchester Evening News:

Revealed: How the Manchester riots were airbrushed from official crime statistics for August

Data released by the government on the street level police.uk crime maps show the number of offences reported in the riot hotspots actually went down in August compared to previous months.

There were just 21 crimes reported in the smashed up shopping precincts of St Ann’s Square during the whole month of August – the lowest figure for four months. Similarly, the number of crimes in Market Street, the scene of widespread looting, dropped to 42 in August from 49 in the previous month. And in Piccadilly Gardens, where many shops were raided, there was no sign of the rioting in the official figures which show saw a fall from 81 offences in July to just 63 in August.

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Posted: 5th, October 2011 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)