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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.

Vera Baird backs calls for Jeremy Hunt to “scrap the fee” for domestic violence doctor’s note 6th February 2017

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird QC has joined police and crime commissioners across the country calling on Health Minister Jeremy Hunt to scrap the fee charged to domestic abuse victims seeking legal aid. Due to recent legislation...

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PCC and force back national campaign against sexual abuse – #ItsNotOk 6th February 2017

#ItsNotok is the clear message to offenders from Northumbria Police and Police and Crime Commissioner Dame Vera Baird QC, as they give their backing to Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week, which is taking place across the UK...

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PCC Vera Baird supports activity to crackdown on ASB in Blyth 3rd February 2017

Police are working with partners to tackle incidents of anti-social behaviour (ASB) in Blyth. Officers have seen a rise in the number of ASB incidents reported around Blyth town centre since January and have set up an operation working...

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Time to Talk Day supported by PCC Vera Baird 2nd February 2017

Northumbria Police has today written to the editors of national and regional media outlets offering its support to national Time to Talk Day on Thursday (February 2). Time to Talk Day is aimed at getting the nation talking and...

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Vera Baird, Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria backs charity campaign to help protect older people from financial abuse 26th January 2017

Dame Vera Baird the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria, has joined Action on Elder Abuse in urging older people and their families to learn how to spot the signs of financial abuse. Data from the charity suggests that...

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