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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.

Force Recruits Cyber Volunteers In Fight Against Digital Crime 6th February 2018

Cyber specialist experts have been recruited to help Northumbria Police protect the public from internet-related crime. The force and Crime Commissioner Dame Vera Baird have recruited 18 volunteers who will identify people and businesses susceptible to exploitation or threat...

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Women and girls across the North East are among those affected by female genital mutilation (FGM) 6th February 2018

This is the warning from a group of local charities, the CPS, police, and Crime Commissioners who have joined forces to highlight the brutal practice. The message comes ahead of the United Nations’ International Day of Zero Tolerance for...

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Commissioner Commends Operation Magnet 31st January 2018

Police have carried out drugs warrants at six addresses across Sunderland as part of Operation Magnet. One man has been arrested on suspicion of drug-related offences. Cash and drugs have been seized by police, along with mobile phones and...

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Commissioner Applauds Northumbria on Stonewall Listing 31st January 2018

The charity Stonewall has announced the country’s top employers today – with Northumbria Police jumping nearly 100 places to cement its place in the top 100.  Today (Wednesday) the LGBT+ charity announced their list of the best performing employers...

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New Cross Part Coalition Launches Challenge to Attorney General and MOJ On Use of Rape Complainants’ Previous Sexual History In Court 29th January 2018

Pressure is mounting on the government over unfair questioning of rape complainants in court as today a campaign launches led by 2 former Solicitor Generals – eminent lawyer Dame Vera Baird QC, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, and Harriet...

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