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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.

Complaints against Northumbria Police fall 15th November 2016

New figures revealed today show a fall in the number of complaints made by members of the public against Northumbria Police last year. Statistics published by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) show that 314 cases were logged in...

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PCC Vera Baird QC welcomes new guidelines for questioning vulnerable witnesses in court 15th November 2016

Vulnerable witnesses, including children and people with learning difficulties, should not be subject to unnecessarily harsh questioning in court, say new guidelines developed by the legal profession, which have been welcomed by Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird...

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Northumbria Police & Crime Commissioner welcomes tougher stance 14th November 2016

Northumbria’s Police & Crime Commissioner and Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, Vera Baird QC, has today welcomed a week long crackdown on motorists who use their mobile phones whilst driving, this follows the government announcement...

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Vera Baird to deliver Newcastle Law School annual lecture 10th November 2016

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird is to give Newcastle University’s annual law lecture. The former Redcar MP and QC will discuss the challenges and successes of the role she has held for four years during her talk Making...

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Vera Baird QC response to Henriques Review 8th November 2016

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC, has today expressed disappointment in the part-published findings of the Henriques review into Operation Midland and Operation Vincente and reiterated her clear view that sex abuse complainants should be believed in...

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