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News July 2018

Northumbria Police and the Force’s Crime Commissioner have welcomed the launch of two new national strategies to tackle rural and wildlife crime. 27th July 2018

The strategies were launched by the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) on Wednesday (July 25) following the Rural Affairs Summit and look to continue to improve how wildlife crime is policed and how best to use resources to prevent...

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Article by Dame Vera Baird and Baroness Newlove on why disclosure must put victims first! 25th July 2018

Joint article by Dame Vera Baird QC (Victims Lead for the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners) and Baroness Helen Newlove (Victims Commissioner). Yesterday, the House of Commons Justice Committee published the findings of their inquiry into the disclosure...

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Northumbria Police committed to keeping the region safe 19th July 2018

Residents believe Northumbria Police continue to be effective in ensuring the North-east remains one of the safest areas to live in the country. New figures provided by the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) and police recorded crime...

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Northumbria Police and the Force’s Crime Commissioner have today (Thursday) reinforced their commitment to tackling hate crime 19th July 2018

The message comes after Her Majesty’s Inspectorate for Constabularies and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) published a report into hate crime and encouraged Forces to make it a priority area. Northumbria Police and Commissioner Dame Vera Baird QC want...

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Two Northumbria Police officers WIN big at national Police Bravery Awards 18th July 2018

Two Northumbria Police officers have been recognised for their bravery after winning the North East regional award at the national Police Bravery Awards. In February 2016, PC Gary Sharpe and PC Vicki Threadgold were called out to a domestic...

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Northumbria Police are preparing for biggest Northern Pride festival ever 18th July 2018

Northumbria Police will be ‘Policing with Pride’ again as Newcastle prepares to host the biggest Pride festival the region has ever had. The event will be the tenth to be held in the city and will take place at...

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Honour Based Violence – Day of Remembrance 13th July 2018

This Saturday, July 14, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC and Northumbria Police will be supporting the annual Day of Remembrance, which celebrates lives lost to so-called honour killings and forced marriage. The Day of Remembrance...

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House of Commons Public Bill Committee on the Voyeurism (Offences) (No 2) Bill: Request for Written Evidence 12th July 2018

Overview: The Public Bill Committee released a call for evidence on the Voyeurism (Offences) (No. 2) Bill, which it was to consider in July 2018. The evidence was to inform the decisions of the Committee on the proposed format and...

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Home Affairs Committee Inquiry into Domestic Abuse 5th July 2018

Overview: In advance of the Government’s promised draft Bill on domestic violence and abuse, the Home Affairs Committee sought evidence on what measures and reforms are needed to address these damaging and prevalent crimes. To read the full consultation response...

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