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News January 2014

Commissioner’s response – All Political Party Group on Prostitution and the Global Sex Trade survey 27th January 2014

View the Police and Crime Commissioner’s response here: All Political Party Group on Prostitution and the Global Sex Trade.

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Commissioner’s Response – HMIC Inspection – Everyone’s business: Improving the police response to Domestic Abuse 23rd January 2014

The Northumbria report was published in March 2013 and as PCC for Northumbria I am pleased to say that HMIC found that tackling domestic abuse is a clear priority that is recognised by officers and staff throughout the organisation....

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Rape Anonymity 8th January 2014

Here we go again with unbalanced and dangerous advocacy of anonymity for rape defendants by a legal hierarchy stuck with outmoded myths and defendant-focussed to the exclusion of rape complainants. Anonymity for defendants in rape cases is an idea...

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