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News August 2016

Vera Baird QC announces police recruitment campaign 31st August 2016

Northumbria Police is launching its biggest recruitment campaign in nearly a decade – giving the public the chance to ‘be the difference’. Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC and Chief Constable Steve Ashman are paving the way...

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PCC Vera Baird QC welcomes new survey on public confidence in the police 31st August 2016

PCC Vera Baird QC has welcomed a national survey that’s found 76 per cent of people are satisfied with policing according to a new report published by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary today. The survey is the first of...

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Latest Procurement Figures Shows Northumbria Delivering Value For Money 23rd August 2016

The Government will tomorrow publish the second set of procurement data provided by forces across England and Wales of the 18 commonly procured items by police forces.  The items include the cost of examining a mobile phone, DNA test,...

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Rape victim’s courage, praised by PCC Vera Baird 19th August 2016

Yesterday 35-year-old Kevin Thorburn, who is formerly of Finsbury Street in Sunderland, was sentenced to 8 years imprisonment. He previously pleaded guilty to rape of a female over a three and a half year period. Thorburn abused his young...

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Ban on so-called ‘Zombie’ knives backed by PCC Vera Baird QC 16th August 2016

Northumbria Police is warning those caught in possession of a  zombie knife will be dealt with robustly by police after a new ban which will come into effect this week. While the force doesn’t have a serious issue with...

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PCC Vera Baird QC praises results of burglary operation 16th August 2016

Police have made 27 arrests during a burglary operation focusing on tackling offenders. Officers across Northumberland and North Tyneside got the operation underway at the end of July. It initially ran for a week and was extended as officers...

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Forces should not be made to “bid for their own money”, says PCC Vera Baird 16th August 2016

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC, and fellow Labour PCCs have attacked the government for making forces ‘bid for their own money’, through what is called the Police Transformation Fund. The Police Transformation Fund was launched to...

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Independent Custody Visitor Newsletter August 2016 16th August 2016

Independent Custody Visitor Newsletter August 2016

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PCC praises victim’s bravery and the work of Northumbria Police 11th August 2016

South Shields teenager Belinda Nolan suffered in silence for years at the hands of her abuser, Richard Phillip Watkins, 29, of Winskill Road, South Shields who sexually assaulted her from the age of 8 years old. After having the...

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PCC Vera Baird supports Sunderland partnership to tackle ASB 11th August 2016

‘Play your part’ in helping return a historic landmark back to the centre of community life is the latest message from police and partners. In recent years Hylton Castle has become a magnet for anti-social behaviour with youths gathering...

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