Vera Baird

Banner Image of Vera Baird

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 backs national petition 6th July 2017

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, is backing a national petition calling on the Government to regulate all acids which could be used to attack and disfigure. Newcastle City Centre Councillor, Dipu Ahad, who is leading...

Read More 

Responding to the HMIC and HMCPSI Report – ‘Living in fear – the police and CPS response to harassment and stalking’, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner and APCC Victims Lead Dame Vera Baird QC said: 6th July 2017

“This report highlights some significant current issues with the way that police throughout the UK, and the CPS, are dealing with harassment and stalking. “Northumbria Police is committed to improving its response and I have been assured by the...

Read More 

Vera and team join the fight against cancer 5th July 2017

Dame Vera Baird QC and colleagues from Northumbria’s Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) have their running shoes at the ready, ahead of taking part in this week-end’s Race for Life. Setting off from Exhibition Park in...

Read More 

Vera Baird calls for alcohol licensing law changes across UK 30th June 2017

Vera Baird calls for alcohol licensing law changes across UK Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird is once again calling on the Government to deliver an increase in the minimum price of alcohol across ALL of the UK....

Read More 

Crackdown on human trafficking supported by Dame Vera Baird 22nd June 2017

Northumbria Police has launched dawn raids to safeguard vulnerable people believed to be victims of human trafficking and modern day slavery. In recent months the force has been working closely with the National Crime Agency (NCA), Newcastle City Council,...

Read More