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News March 2016

PCC Vera Baird ‘youth gun crime is not currently an issue in Northumbria’ 31st March 2016

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird, has stressed that tackling youth gun crime remains a top priority for her officers following national reports this week that British police forces arrested 1,549 children, some as young as 10, for...

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Vera Baird Welcomes Support For Those Affected By ASB in South Tyneside 29th March 2016

A support team to help those affected by anti-social behaviour has been established in South Tyneside. South Tyneside Council in partnership with South Tyneside Homes have recruited a group of five volunteers to provide support to victims across the...

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PCC Vera Baird comments in light of Rotherham Review findings 23rd March 2016

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird, said: “In light of today’s review findings which identified serious police failings in the handling of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham –  I wish to make it absolutely clear that keeping the...

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PCC Vera Baird secures Police Innovation Funding 23rd March 2016

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has received Home Office confirmation that she has secured £171,510 to implement polygraph and eye detection testing for pre and post-conviction sexual offenders. The funding has been secured through a collaborative bid...

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Vera Baird speaks of commitment to stamping out Modern Day Slavery 22nd March 2016

Police arrest a man in connection with Modern Day Slavery in Blyth. The arrest follows an on-going investigation by the Blyth Neighbourhood Policing Team into reports of people working without payment and living in squalor in private accommodation in...

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PCC Vera Baird and Northumbria Police back a national campaign tackling Child Sexual Exploitation 18th March 2016

PCC Vera Baird and Northumbria Police are backing a national campaign tackling Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) CSE is a form of sexual abuse that involves the manipulation and/or coercion of young people under the age of 18 into sexual...

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Remote evidence suite opened by PCC Vera Baird makes front page of Police Life magazine 17th March 2016

 

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PCC Vera Baird praises anti-bullying campaign 16th March 2016

Young people in North Tyneside who used their acting skills to highlight the issue of bullying have been acknowledged for their involvement at a celebration hosted by Elected Mayor Norma Redfearn. Pupils from seven schools across the borough –...

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PCC Vera Baird and Northumbria Police support regional FGM event 15th March 2016

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird and Northumbria Police are supporting an NHS event  to raise awareness of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) across the North of England. Taking place today (Tuesday 15th March) at St James’ Park, the...

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The Commissioner’s Response to the Department of Transport Consultation – Changes to the Fixed Penalty Notice and penalty points for the use of a hand-held mobile phone whilst driving 14th March 2016

Question 1 Do you agree that driving whilst using a hand-held mobile phone is a dangerous activity? Yes Question 2 Generally, are you in favour of increased sanctions for this offence? Yes Question 3 Do you support an increase...

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