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News October 2016

PCC Vera Baird QC response – Home Secretary will not allow public inquiry – Orgreave 31st October 2016

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner and Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, Vera Baird QC, said: “This is a bitterly disappointing day for the Orgreave Miners, their families and it’s a travesty of justice.  I represented...

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PCC Vera Baird supports darker nights campaign 28th October 2016

Northumbria Police is warning homeowners in South Tyneside and Sunderland not to fall victim to burglars as the clocks go back and the nights draw in. The advice forms part of the Darker Nights campaign – an annual initiative...

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Official opening for Whitley Bay Neighbourhood Office 27th October 2016

  Pictured left to right, Neighbourhood Inspector Martin Brooks, Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird, North Tyneside Elected Mayor, Norma Redfearn and Ch Supt Sharon Stavers Official opening for Whitley Bay Neighbourhood Office Whitley Bay’s new neighbourhood policing...

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Store doorstep message to tackle underage drinking supported by Vera Baird QC 26th October 2016

Police and partners in Blyth are using a doorstep message to tackle the issue of underage drinking in the town. Members of the town’s Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) are raising awareness of this issue by reminding shoppers not to...

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Vera Baird QC Welcomes Arrests on Suspicion of Human Trafficking 21st October 2016

14 people are now safe following action taken by Northumbria Police and partners as part of an Anti-Slavery operation aimed at tackling human trafficking, labour exploitation and modern day slavery. On Tuesday, October 18, officers carried out search warrants...

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Darker nights message from Vera Baird QC 21st October 2016

Northumbria Police has teamed up with community safety partners in Sunderland and South Tyneside to help keep residents safer during the darker nights. As the nights start to draw in, and with the date for the end of British...

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Latest figures for the Northumbria Police region show victims are some of the most satisfied in the country in terms of service 21st October 2016

The User Satisfaction Survey, for the 12 months ending June 2016, found that 90% of victims in Northumbria were satisfied with the service they received, placing Northumbria Police as the second best force in the country for victim service....

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Northumbria Police is backing ‘Wear Red Day’ 20th October 2016

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC, and Chief Constable Steve Ashman, will be wearing something red this Friday (21, October) to support educational charity Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) as it marks its 20th anniversary of...

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‘Your force, your priorities’ – PCC Vera Baird asks for YOUR policing priorities 18th October 2016

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC, is consulting the people of Northumbria as she looks to help inform her police and crime plan. Following on from a successful public meeting in Newcastle earlier this month, next week...

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PCC Vera Baird QC backs lower drink drive limit 14th October 2016

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC, is once again urging the Government to lower the national drink drive limit from 80mg to 50mg. Her calls for more action to save lives and improve road safety come following...

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