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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.

Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird QC is welcoming the Home Secretary’s plans for stalking protection orders 7th December 2016

Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird QC is welcoming the Home Secretary’s plans for stalking protection orders. On Wednesday morning it was announced that the Home Secretary is to introduce new stalking protection orders which will help protect...

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Commissioner Baird Calls for Action 7th December 2016

Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird QC is calling on the government to deliver an increase in the minimum price of alcohol and to reduce the drink drive limit. The Commissioner has this week written to MPs in...

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Government must take action – the Femicide Census. 7th December 2016

The Femicide census is the first detailed analysis of deadly male violence against women in England and Wales and the figures show that more action must be taken. Northumbria’s Police & Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC, has called on...

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Prison system in a “bleak state” says report 7th December 2016

Northumbria’s Police & Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC, has today commented on what is said about HMP Northumberland in the latest edition of the Prison Reform Trust’s Bromley Briefings Prison Factfile, which has analysed the prison population and performance.  ...

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PCC Vera Baird’s response to Home Affairs Select Committee report 22nd November 2016

Northumbria Police & Crime Commissioner Vera Baird QC, has commented on the government’s response to the Home Affairs Committee document “Police & Crime Commissioners: Here to stay” which was published today. In March 2016, the Home Affairs Select Committee...

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