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News July 2016

New facilities at SafetyWorks! to promote key aspects of public safety 26th July 2016

A new community hub at SafetyWorks! designed to help tackle Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) across Tyne and Wear is now open thanks to Police Innovation Funding secured by Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird. SafetyWorks! is an interactive...

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PCC Vera Baird helps fund invaluable support for city’s survivors of sexual assault 26th July 2016

Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland emotional support service for sexual assault victims makes ‘significant positive impact’ As part of its extended service offering, which now provides counselling and support to women and girls from 13 years old (previously 16...

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PCC Vera Baird wishes Sunderland a successful airshow 21st July 2016

Northumbria Police is ready for take off for the annual Sunderland International Airshow this weekend. The annual event is held on the city’s seafront at Roker and Seaburn and is the biggest free annual airshow in Europe, attracting around...

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Ruth Parker appointed as new Chief Executive of Victims First Northumbria 20th July 2016

An independent charitable organisation, which helps victims of crime across Northumbria, has appointed new CEO, Ruth Parker, to continue to develop and strengthen victim services throughout the region. Victims First Northumbria, was launched in 2015 to provide practical and...

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Vera Baird QC wishes everyone a happy and safe Newcastle Pride 15th July 2016

Northumbria Police will be ‘Policing with Pride’ again at this weekend’s Newcastle Northern Pride Festival. The event, which is the ninth in the city, will take place primarily at the Town Moor from Friday until Sunday (July 15 –...

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PCC Vera Baird and Northumbria Police support Day of Memory 2016 14th July 2016

On Thursday 14th July, Karma Nivarna, a UK charity that supports victims and survivors of Forced Marriage and Honour Based Abuse is hosting its second annual Day of Remembrance in Newcastle. The day is supported by Police and Crime...

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Outstanding work by NERSOU team, praised by PCCs across the region 12th July 2016

The North East’s Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) have presented two members of the North East Region Special Operations Unit (NERSOU), with certificates of excellence in recognition of their outstanding service to victims of fraud. DC Shaun Frody and...

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Police and local fire and rescue services to engage in greater collaborative working 8th July 2016

Northumbria Police, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) and Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS), with their three governance bodies, have pledged to work even closer together to provide enhanced services to the public. All have signed...

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Groping is sexual assault and will not be tolerated, says PCC Vera Baird 8th July 2016

As the summer festival season is well underway, PCC Vera Baird is sending out a strong message – that groping at music and other events will not be tolerated in Northumbria. She is also urging music fans who are...

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School-based Domestic Violence Champions presented awards by PCC Vera Baird 7th July 2016

Twelve students from Newcastle have successfully completed training to become school-based domestic violence champions, thanks to a project funded by Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird. Last year two teenage domestic abuse peer educators took post at West End...

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