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News October 2018

A new toolkit for cyber stalking and harassment victims 29th October 2018

Victims of cyber stalking and harassment are being empowered to take back control through innovative online-safety advice which helps them secure their devices and online accounts. The new ‘Cyber Stalking Toolkit’ devised by specialists from our safeguarding department offers...

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Government pension bill could cut a further 220 Police Officers from the streets of Northumbria 22nd October 2018

Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, is demanding the government put on hold the ‘impossible’ pension changes they are demanding which could cost the force over £11 million in the next two years – the equivalent...

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Three victims of Hate Crime speak out to urge others to report abuse 19th October 2018

‘Do not suffer in silence,’ – that’s the message from three brave victims of transgender, disability and racially motivated hate crimes, who decided to share their stories as part of National Hate Crime Awareness Week. Despite coming from different backgrounds,...

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Northumbria Police and PCC urge residents to remain vigilant in a bid to tackle Modern Day Slavery 18th October 2018

Withdrawn, malnourished, reluctant to give eye contact – they could all be signs that someone is a victim of modern day slavery. Today (Thursday), as part of Anti-Slavery Day, officers are urging members of the public to be vigilant and encouraging...

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National Hate Crime Awareness Week 15th October 2018

‘Hate crime will not be tolerated’ That’s the message from Northumbria Police and the Force’s Commissioner ahead of a national awareness week dedicated to stamping out such crimes and raising awareness of the effects on victims. The vow comes...

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Commissioner Supports Changes to Pace Code C and H 2nd October 2018

Police and Crime Commissioners from across the country have united to urge the Government to update legislation around the treatment of female detainees held within Police custody. At present, there is no statutory requirement to provide female detainees with...

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HRH The Princess Royal presents Victims First Northumbria with top award 2nd October 2018

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, has today (Monday, October 1st) visited Victims First Northumbria to present them with the Restorative Service Quality Mark Award. The Princess Royal, as Patron of the Restorative Justice Council, visited the Charity and...

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