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News June 2019

Northumbria PCC’s response to the public consultation on Mental Health Conditions and Disorders: Draft Legal Guidance 4th June 2019

The CPS launched a public consultation on a proposed revision of its Legal Guidance on prosecuting defendants with mental health issues. The consultation sought views on four main areas of the proposed revisions to the guidance: Information prosecutors need...

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Dame Vera calls upon National Police Chiefs Council and Home Office to take urgent action 3rd June 2019

Dame Vera Baird, Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria has expressed concern at reports in the press that rape complainants are being told by police that they ‘are not allowed’ to have counselling since it may prejudice them if...

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