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News December 2015

Christmas message from the Police and Crime Commissioner 23rd December 2015

Christmas is an opportunity when most people get to spend time with their families and friends, we get to enjoy ourselves, reminisce about what has happened over the year and enjoy a mince pie or two! Sadly, criminals don’t...

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Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird, responds to the Government’s funding announcement: 18th December 2015

“We were promised in the Government spending review that police funding would be protected yet we are still facing reductions and face a challenging time ahead. “The Government has changed the way it presents its figures and assumptions are...

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Force praised by HMIC for tackling domestic abuse 15th December 2015

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has welcomed the findings of a new HMIC report which shows that our local force is a leader in tackling domestic abuse and protecting victims. In March 2014, HMIC published a report,...

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Leading the way in protecting vulnerable people 15th December 2015

Northumbria Police has been judged as one of the top performing forces in England and Wales when it comes to supporting vulnerable people, according to the HMIC in their latest PEEL effectiveness inspection programme. Their report, which was issued...

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Super partnership provides cash boost for Northumberland youth scheme 9th December 2015

  A new special partnership between Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner and the High Sheriff of Northumberland means that special awards will be available to organisations that help keep the County free from crime. The Commissioner’s Community Fund and...

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Commissioner’s Response to the Governments Consultation – Preserving and Enhancing the Quality of Criminal Advocacy 4th December 2015

Vera Baird QC Response to the Government Consultation – November 2015 Do you agree that the government should develop a Panel Scheme for criminal defence advocates, based loosely on the CPS model already in operation? Are there particular features...

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Abolishment of Criminal Courts Charge welcomed by Northumbria’s PCC 3rd December 2015

Secretary of State for Justice, Michael Gove, has today announced that the criminal courts charge is to be abolished, following increasing pressure from campaigners including Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC. For months the Commissioner has urged...

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Commissioner launches new domestic abuse campaign for Northumbria 1st December 2015

‘In an abusive relationship, things are never as they seem on the surface’ –  that’s the important message behind the latest domestic abuse campaign, launched today by Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird, with Northumbria Police. The campaign, aims...

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