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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.

Newcastle Safe Haven Van Parks Up at New Home 18th May 2017

With rejuvenation work soon to begin to transform Newcastle’s Bigg Market, Northumbria Police, Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird DBE QC and partners North East Ambulance Service, have teamed up with local stakeholders to find the most suitable new...

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Advocacy Centre North to deliver new Hate Crime Advocacy service 11th May 2017

Advocacy Centre North, part of Newcastle CVS, has been awarded funding from Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird DBE QC, to deliver an innovative advocacy service to people who are victims of hate crime across Tyne and Wear and...

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Vera Baird praises human trafficking crackdown 11th May 2017

Northumbria Police has made12 arrests in connection with human trafficking, labour exploitation and modern day slavery. Officers carried out two-days of action which targeted eight addresses in the west end of Newcastle. In total, 12 people have been arrested...

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‘Click before you call': Police urge public to report crime online 5th May 2017

Northumbria Police is committed to meeting the needs of local residents and has made reporting non-urgent crimes online easier. The public can log onto the police website https://www.northumbria.police.uk/forms/101_form/  and raise non-urgent issues of concern. Northumbria’s Police & Crime Commissioner, Dame...

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Dame Vera Baird QC responds to the discussion about police officer numbers and funding 3rd May 2017

“Effective policing is important in every community of England and Wales, including here in Northumbria and it must be properly funded. “The Home Secretary’s announcement today that the Prime Minister will ring fence the £12billion police budget for the...

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