Archive for the ‘Crime’ Category

Community approach can benefit survivors in Oldham

by samalhamdani on 11 June, 2021

After the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse (IICSA) produced its latest report, local Liberal Democrat Councillor Sam Al-Hamdani has called on the Council to put its recommendations – and lessons from around the country – into practice in Oldham. One example is the Quetzal Project in Leicester, which provides free counselling for women recovering […]

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After tens of thousands of supporters contacted the Government in support of a change to the Domestic Abuse Bill, to outlaw threats to share intimate images, the Conservatives have agreed that it should form part of the forthcoming Domestic Abuse Bill.  Local Liberal Democrat Councillor Sam Al-Hamdani, who was one of many to write to […]

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Rochdale Council has joined Oldham in standing up against street harassment, after the Liberal Democrat Group on the Council successfully brought forward a motion supporting the Our Streets Now charity’s campaign to change the law on public sexual harassment. The campaign, which wants to see a specific law introduced to combat this threat – which often […]

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Following the last meeting of Oldham Council (11 Nov), the Liberal Democrats have received confirmation that the Council will be taking the recommendations of the Independent Investigation into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) and applying them to Oldham Council and its Safeguarding. The Council will also ensure that the findings of the independent investigation into allegations […]

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Liberal Democrats want to make street harassment a crime

by samalhamdani on 28 October, 2020

Oldham Council’s Liberal Democrats want to see street harassment of women and girls made a crime, as it is in Portugal, Belgium and France. Saddleworth and Lees Councillor Sam Al-Hamdani is taking a motion on this issue to the next meeting of the full Council (Wednesday November 4). Councillor Al-Hamdani said: “Everyone should feel safe […]

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Car crime: see it – report it

by samalhamdani on 1 September, 2020

There have been a number of reports on social media recently of incidents of car crime, and attempted car crime. I have been speaking to the local Community Safety Office and the police team to track the information, and make sure that they are responding. Please can I urge all residents to report any incidents […]

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Nitrous Oxide advice must be updated

by samalhamdani on 18 August, 2020

After Government advice on restricting the supply of nitrous oxide for recreational use was withdrawn, local councillor Sam Al-Hamdani has written to the Home Office seeking for an urgent update on the issue. The advice was withdrawn three weeks ago (July 23), citing that it no longer represents Government policy, but with no link to any […]

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Policing priorities

by samalhamdani on 18 June, 2020

The latest update from GMP Saddleworth and Lees puts anti-social behaviour and burglaries at the top of the priorities for Grotton, Springhead and Lees. Their next Live Q&A Webchat is taking place on Monday 22nd June, 6–7pm; you can join them online at, or you can go there now to ask questions in advance. Find […]

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