Vera Baird

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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 Baird Joins Campaign to End Sexual Violence in Burma 2nd October 2014

Commissioner Baird Joins Campaign to End Sexual Violence in Burma Article by ITV News Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has joined forces with famous figures to support a campaign for the end of rape and sexual violence...

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Police Commissioners Seek Inquiry into Judge’s ‘Leniency’ Over Domestic Abuse 29th September 2014

Please note – this is a link to an External News Story:  First Letter from Regional PCCs Regarding Judge George Moorhouse First Response by Judicial Conduct Investigations Office in Relation to Judge George Moorhouse Second Letter from North East...

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Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling MP: His actions don’t follow his words 16th September 2014

Today, Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling MP, has announced a package of measures about the treatment of victims and witnesses in the criminal justice system. Yet his own Victims Commissioner has doubts and Police & Crime Commissioner for Northumbria, Vera...

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Time Capsule to be Buried at New Police Station 10th September 2014

Children from Newcastle and Gateshead primary schools are filling a time capsule under a landmark new police station which is opening soon. Final preparations are now underway for the public opening of the Newcastle City Centre Police Station at...

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Commissioner calls for more national support for refuges 2nd September 2014

Vera Baird has joined the growing call for more to be done to protect the world leading network of specialist refuges in the UK as funding issues continue to have a national impact. The Government is being called on...

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