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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.

Custody suite book donations welcomed by PCC Vera Baird QC and Northumbria Police 1st November 2016

    PCC Vera Baird QC and Northumbria Police have welcomed a donation of books for custody suites across the force area, thanks to a local charity. Gateshead-based charity, Borderline Books, approached Vera Baird offering to donate some books...

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Vera Baird QC congratulates Chi Onwurah on securing a Westminster Hall debate to commemorate Martin Luther King visit to Newcastle 1st November 2016

Northumbria’s Police & Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC, has congratulated Newcastle Central MP, Chi Onwurah on securing a Westminster Hall debate today to commemorate the visit of Martin Luther King to Newcastle upon Tyne, nearly 49 years to the...

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PCC Vera Baird QC response – Home Secretary will not allow public inquiry – Orgreave 31st October 2016

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner and Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, Vera Baird QC, said: “This is a bitterly disappointing day for the Orgreave Miners, their families and it’s a travesty of justice.  I represented...

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PCC Vera Baird supports darker nights campaign 28th October 2016

Northumbria Police is warning homeowners in South Tyneside and Sunderland not to fall victim to burglars as the clocks go back and the nights draw in. The advice forms part of the Darker Nights campaign – an annual initiative...

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Official opening for Whitley Bay Neighbourhood Office 27th October 2016

  Pictured left to right, Neighbourhood Inspector Martin Brooks, Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird, North Tyneside Elected Mayor, Norma Redfearn and Ch Supt Sharon Stavers Official opening for Whitley Bay Neighbourhood Office Whitley Bay’s new neighbourhood policing...

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