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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.

‘Our police forces need to be properly funded’ says Dame Vera Baird 22nd June 2017

Over the last few days, there has been comments made by Government Ministers stating that police funding has been protected and Dame Vera Baird QC, Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria is providing clarity from an “on the ground...

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May’s lack of vision creates a weak Queen’s Speech 21st June 2017

The Prime Minister has pledged to work with “humility and resolve’ to make our country stronger, fairer, safer and more united. The content of the Queen’s Speech however shows a government of chaos that has had to fiddle the...

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Human trafficking crackdown supported by Vera Baird 14th June 2017

Three men and two women have been sentenced for people trafficking into the UK for exploitation at a case heard today at Leeds Crown Court. Robert Dolinski, 38 was sentenced to 3 years 2 months for 1 count of...

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Vera Baird praises cadets for 1,000 hours of volunteering in ONE WEEK 14th June 2017

Northumbria Police have praised their fantastic volunteer cadets – after the teenagers racked up more than 1,000 hours of volunteering in just ONE WEEK. Around 300 of the police cadets volunteered across the force area as part of National...

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Vera Baird grateful for volunteers who support policing 7th June 2017

Northumbria Police and Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird DBE QC, have reinforced their commitment to those who give up their own time to support policing as part of National Volunteer Week. National Volunteer Week, which runs from June...

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