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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 Asks Public Advice on the 2015/16 Police Precept 13th January 2015

Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner is asking for the views of local residents on the amount of money households are asked to pay for its policing service. “As your Commissioner I have to set the police precept – the...

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Vera Baird Statement Regarding Ched Evans 8th January 2015

“OAFC has a proud tradition of family values and I am glad that this decision has not undermined that. “Ched Evans has now offered a limited apology, though not for his actions on the night in question and so...

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Northumbria PCC Fund Helps Protect Northumberland Wildlife Sanctuary 6th January 2015

A community fund, set up by Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird QC, has awarded the RSPB a grant of £2,000 to help prevent wildlife crime at its Coquet Island reserve. Situated a mile off the coast of...

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Open Letter to Mike Ashley Regarding Ched Evans 5th January 2015

Dear Mr Ashley, I am writing to you following media speculation that Oldham Athletic Football Club has received reassurances from its biggest sponsor Sports Direct that they will not withdraw £1m sponsorship if Oldham sign Ched Evans, despite Oldham’s...

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Police in Newcastle Using Body Cams 19th December 2014

Police in Newcastle are using new technology to enhance the service given to victims of domestic violence. Thanks to Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird, officers are using body worn video cameras to record footage when dealing with...

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