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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 supports Armed Forces Day 22nd June 2017

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Dame Vera Baird is honouring our service men and women by raising awareness of the importance of veteran welfare this Armed Forces Day. Taking place on Saturday 24th June, Armed Forces Day is an...

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‘Our police forces need to be properly funded’ says Dame Vera Baird 22nd June 2017

Over the last few days, there has been comments made by Government Ministers stating that police funding has been protected and Dame Vera Baird QC, Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria is providing clarity from an “on the ground...

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May’s lack of vision creates a weak Queen’s Speech 21st June 2017

The Prime Minister has pledged to work with “humility and resolve’ to make our country stronger, fairer, safer and more united. The content of the Queen’s Speech however shows a government of chaos that has had to fiddle the...

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Human trafficking crackdown supported by Vera Baird 14th June 2017

Three men and two women have been sentenced for people trafficking into the UK for exploitation at a case heard today at Leeds Crown Court. Robert Dolinski, 38 was sentenced to 3 years 2 months for 1 count of...

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Vera Baird praises cadets for 1,000 hours of volunteering in ONE WEEK 14th June 2017

Northumbria Police have praised their fantastic volunteer cadets – after the teenagers racked up more than 1,000 hours of volunteering in just ONE WEEK. Around 300 of the police cadets volunteered across the force area as part of National...

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