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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.

Dame Vera Baird welcomes Victims’ Commissioner’s annual report 20th July 2017

Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, welcomed today’s publication of the Victims’ Commissioner, Baroness Newlove’s annual report and backs her calls for the government to introduce a new law to strengthen the rights of people affected...

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Vera Baird calls for more to be done to reduce the cost of alcohol consumption 13th July 2017

New figures released today by Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, reveal the estimated cost for alcohol harm to the North East, hitting front line public services and employers with a staggering bill of around £1.01bn in 2015/16. High...

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PCC Vera Baird and Northumbria Police support Day of Remembrance 2017 13th July 2017

This Friday, 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 Karma Nivarna, a UK charity that supports victims and...

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Vera and OPCC team raise £1000 in Race for Life 13th July 2017

Dame Vera Baird QC and fellow colleagues from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) for Northumbria, have smashed a £1000 fundraising target for Cancer Research after donning their running shoes for the good cause. Dame Vera,...

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Dame Vera secures funding to develop DV services across Northumbria 6th July 2017

Domestic and sexual abuse victims across Northumbria are set to benefit from a cash boost to local support services, thanks to the Home Office Violence Against Women and Girls transformation fund, secured by Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame...

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