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News February 2018

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner comments on Spicer report 28th February 2018

PCC for Northumbria Dame Vera Baird QC today commented on the Spicer report, the outcome of the serious case review following exploitation of vulnerable children and adults in Newcastle and Operation Sanctuary. Dame Vera said: “Mr Spicer’s report is comprehensive...

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Pioneering VAWG Work Featured by National Charity 28th February 2018

Revolving Doors Agency, a national criminal justice charity, has published a new report ‘Spotlight on Violence Against Women and Girls’ (VAWG). The report shines a light on the innovative work that Police and Crime Commissioners across the country are...

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Commissioner comments on Worboy’s Supreme Court Ruling 21st February 2018

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC comments following the Supreme Court decision that the Metropolitan Police have lost an appeal against two victims of black cab rapist John Worboys, who have won compensation for the failings...

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North East PCCs urge Home Secretary to introduce Minimum Unit Pricing for alcohol 21st February 2018

Dear Home Secretary, We are writing to express our concern about the damage cheap alcohol is doing to the North East of England and the pressure that it is putting on our respective police forces. We have chosen to...

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Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC supports Chair of Home Affairs Select Committee in continued drive for Orgreave Justice. 19th February 2018

The Home Affairs Select Committee Chair, Yvette Cooper MP, has written to the Home Secretary asking her to ensure that the files on Orgreave identified by South Yorkshire Police and other forces are now independently reviewed for release. Dame...

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Council Tax Information 2018-19 15th February 2018

Please click on the below link to find out more information relating to Council Tax and the Police Precept 2018-19 PCC Newsletter – Council Tax Information 2018-19

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Providing Effective Policing in Northumbria 8th February 2018

As Chronicle readers will know, I have been lobbying the government hard over their unfair funding for our police service. Since 2010 Northumbria Police have had to endure cuts imposed on us of over £135 million, this has not...

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Investing in Policing for the Future 6th February 2018

The Police and Crime Panel for Northumbria have unanimously approved the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner’s proposed increase to the police precept (the police element of the council tax) of 15p per week for a Band A property or...

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Vera Baird Writes to MPs on Fair Funding Deal 6th February 2018

Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has written to MPs across Northumbria to once again emphasise the need for a fair funding settlement from the government. In writing to MPs Baird wishes to address some of the ‘misleading information’...

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Force Recruits Cyber Volunteers In Fight Against Digital Crime 6th February 2018

Cyber specialist experts have been recruited to help Northumbria Police protect the public from internet-related crime. The force and Crime Commissioner Dame Vera Baird have recruited 18 volunteers who will identify people and businesses susceptible to exploitation or threat...

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