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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.

Victims First Northumbria – There is No Investigation 16th April 2015

Following media reports about Victims First Northumbria, below are two statements which have been released by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria. Media Release – 16th April 2015 3:40pm The Ministry of Justice has confirmed to the national...

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Commissioner Backs Rape Case Review Plans 14th April 2015

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has given her backing to plans that would give complainants the right to review in rape cases. The ‘Right to Review’ scheme has been unveiled as part of the Labour party’s election...

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Commissioner Calls for Refuge Funding 13th April 2015

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has called on the government to do more to protect women’s refuges in the UK. It comes after charity Women’s Aid released figures from their annual survey revealing that almost 6,337 of...

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Statement Following Announcement of Chief Constable Sue Sim’s Retirement 10th April 2015

“Chief Constable Sue Sim gave me formal notice of her decision to retire on Wednesday 8th April and she will leave the force on June 3rd when she has completed 30 years of public service in policing. “Sue has...

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Football For All Scheme 7th April 2015

A programme funded by Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has seen football sessions delivered to a record number of pupils. Newcastle United Foundation delivered its innovative Football for All session to 450 pupils at Excelsior Academy on...

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