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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.

Successful outcomes to ‘Operation Sanctuary’ – huge praise to victims who testified – PCC says work to prevent and detect sexual exploitation ‘will not stop here’ 9th August 2017

A series of trials at Newcastle Crown Court under the banners Operation Sanctuary and Operation Shelter ended today and reporting restrictions have been lifted. Successful convictions were obtained for 93 offences of sexual exploitation against vulnerable females with some...

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South Tyneside Council congratulates Dame Vera 1st August 2017

South Tyneside Council played host to Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Dame Vera Baird QC and took the opportunity to congratulate her on her appointment as a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. During a visit...

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Information: Policing of anti-fracking protest in Lancashire 1st August 2017

Following queries regarding the policing of anti-fracking protests at the PNR Caudrilla site in Lancashire, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Dame Vera Baird QC, has ascertained that a sergeant and six constables were sent by the chief constable of Northumbria...

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New police office officially opened by Dame Vera Baird 24th July 2017

Police and partners have welcomed the opening of a new police base in Newcastle’s west end. The new premises have been officially opened by Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Dame Vera Baird QC. Neighbourhood officers from Newcastle West moved...

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Celebrating 10th Northern Pride 21st July 2017

Northumbria Police will be ‘Policing with Pride’ again as the city celebrates a tenth anniversary of the Northern Pride Festival. The event will be the tenth to be held in Newcastle and will take place primarily at the Town...

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