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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.

Commissioner congratulates CVS Chief on new appointment 18th October 2017

Dame Vera Baird has welcomed news that Sally Young, Chief Executive of Newcastle Council for Voluntary Service has been appointed as Vice Chair of the NCVO board. The National Council for Voluntary Organisations is the national charity that champions...

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Commissioner supports refugee-led organisations to tackle hate crime 18th October 2017

In recognition of National Hate Crime Awareness Week, Dame Vera Baird QC has given her backing to a new refugee-focused campaign to support hate crime victims. A new video made by the Regional Refugee Forum North East maps the...

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Commissioner backs Anti-Slavery Day 18th October 2017

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird, is lending her support to national Anti-Slavery Day today (Wednesday, October 18). The Commissioner, together with police and partners has been working together to tackle this important issue and wants to...

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Dame Vera Baird supports North East domestic abuse project with Dogs Trust 17th October 2017

Dogs Trust is launching an innovative pet fostering scheme providing vital support for people fleeing domestic abuse in the North East, which Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has given her full backing. The project comes after new figures...

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Commissioner supports calls for legally enforceable victim rights 16th October 2017

The Victims’ Commissioner, Baroness Helen Newlove, has urged the government to make the needs and rights of victims central to the delivery of justice.  She has called for victims to have the right to be informed about court dates...

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