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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.

Equipment to Help Shelve Shoplifting 20th March 2015

Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner has funded new equipment which aims to reduce shoplifting and tackle anti-social behaviour in South Tyneside. Shopwatch retailers at The Nook, on Prince Edward Road, South Shields, will be using new radios courtesy of...

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Commissioner backs National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day 18th March 2015

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has given her backing to a national campaign tackling Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). CSE is a form of sexual abuse that involves the manipulation and/or coercion of young people under the age...

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Commissioner Baird Comments on Legal Aid for Domestic Violence Victims 17th March 2015

Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner has described it as “completely unacceptable” that a third of domestic violence victims cannot receive legal aid and says controversial changes to the system are a way of rationing the access to funds. The...

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Commissioner Welcomes Firearms Licensing Fee Increase 13th March 2015

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has welcomed the announced increase in firearms licensing fees. The Home Office announced the increases on Thursday which are said to create a fairer and more effective system for forces, licence holders...

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Commissioner Leads Training for Officers in Spotting Coercive Control 12th March 2015

Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird QC has initiated a training programme to help Northumbria Police and staff to recognise patterns of coercive control used by domestic aggressors over their victim. To reinforce the importance of the training...

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