Uni are hiring professional G4S security to stop house parties in Fallowfield

They’ll report any ‘anti-social behaviour’ back to uni

Uni have spent money on professional security guards to patrol Fallowfield and Withington during Freshers’ Week.

The Tab has learned guards from G4S, the largest security company in the world, have been hired to crack down on the amount of house parties in the area.

Two security guards called “visible guardians” will be acting as “professional witnesses” reporting any anti-social behaviour back to the university.

They will be patrolling the ten worst house party roads which include Granville, Edgerton, Wellington, Mauldeth, Beech Grove and Victoria Road.

It will start this weekend (September 17th) and will continue until November 5th.

But the SU aren’t impressed with the new scheme. Gen Sec Naa Acquah said: “We are deeply uncomfortable with the decision to use G4S as active witness for ‘antisocial behaviour’. We have been in conversations about this for months with the uni and the council and will closely monitor the situation and actions of the pilot.”

In a joint statement Manchester University and Manchester Met said: “As part of the ongoing commitment to positive community relations and enhancing cohesive communities, both Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester will be jointly introducing a night-time response pilot scheme aimed at addressing any issues relating to anti-social behaviour by students.”