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News September 2014

Police Commissioners Seek Inquiry into Judge’s ‘Leniency’ Over Domestic Abuse 29th September 2014

Please note – this is a link to an External News Story:  First Letter from Regional PCCs Regarding Judge George Moorhouse First Response by Judicial Conduct Investigations Office in Relation to Judge George Moorhouse Second Letter from North East...

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Statement following Yvette Cooper’s speech at Labour Party conference 24th September 2014

Statement from Vera Baird, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner following Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper’s speech at the Labour Party Conference: “As an author of Labour’s Women’s Safety Commission Report, which is being published next month, I’m delighted to...

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Commissioner welcomes consultation about the criminalisation of domestic violence 16th September 2014

Vera Baird has welcomed the news that there will be consultation about domestic violence being criminalised as an offence in its own right. The Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, who along with other campaigners has been calling for this...

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Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling MP: His actions don’t follow his words 16th September 2014

Today, Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling MP, has announced a package of measures about the treatment of victims and witnesses in the criminal justice system. Yet his own Victims Commissioner has doubts and Police & Crime Commissioner for Northumbria, Vera...

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Time Capsule to be Buried at New Police Station 10th September 2014

Children from Newcastle and Gateshead primary schools are filling a time capsule under a landmark new police station which is opening soon. Final preparations are now underway for the public opening of the Newcastle City Centre Police Station at...

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Commissioner calls for more national support for refuges 2nd September 2014

Vera Baird has joined the growing call for more to be done to protect the world leading network of specialist refuges in the UK as funding issues continue to have a national impact. The Government is being called on...

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Region’s PCCs ‘Say No to Slavery’ 2nd September 2014

The North East Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) have affirmed their commitment to stamping out slavery and human trafficking with a regional event to raise awareness of the issue. Barry Coppinger will host the seminar in Cleveland on Friday...

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Commissioner’s Response – HMIC Inspections – Responding to Austerity – Northumbria police 1st September 2014

I welcome this report, published July 2014  and am pleased that HMIC recognise the force’s comprehensive and well-managed plans to deliver the savings required, while protecting frontline and visible policing roles. We identified the need to save £91.9m over...

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