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Local Press Releases

Here you will find press releases that relate to the Commissioners role specifically in Northumbria. All media enquiries should be made to the OPCC by telephoning 0191 221 9800.

Kim McGuinness calls for urgent action to prevent high youth unemployment in the North East 29th July 2020

‘We can’t let the North East become the worst hit region for youth unemployment, and urgent action is needed’, warns Police and Crime Commissioner, Kim McGuinness. Her calls for action follow recent predictions from the IPPR that the unemployment of young...

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More than 200 new officers have joined Northumbria Police since lockdown began. 20th July 2020

Chief Constable Winton Keenen along with Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuinness last week welcomed 52 student officers into the Force. Their arrival means a total of 217 new recruits have joined since lockdown was announced on March...

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Domestic abuse victims are most likely to call on friends and family for help, says new survey 10th July 2020

Domestic abuse victims are most likely to call on friends and family for help, says new survey VICTIMS of domestic abuse are most likely to confide in friends first not the police, so it’s vital the friends know where...

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PCC announces funding boost for domestic abuse and sexual violence victims across the region 29th June 2020

PRESS RELEASE VICTIMS of domestic abuse and sexual violence will get extra help from a £500,000 fund set to help local voluntary groups. Extra funds secured by Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuinness will ensure specialist support reaches victims...

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Praise for police response after disorder at North Tyneside beaches leads to eight arrests 26th June 2020

Northumbria Police, alongside Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuinness and North Tyneside Council, have praised the effort of officers and condemned the actions of a minority, following anti-social behaviour and disorder in the Tynemouth and Cullercoats area. Yesterday (Thursday),...

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