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National Press Releases

The Commissioner serves on a number of national bodies and on the board of national charities such as Respect and Eaves.  Find out more about this work here. All media enquiries should be made to the OPCC by telephoning 0191 221 9800

“Our prisons need saving from this current chaos”, say Dame Vera Baird 22nd June 2017

“Our prisons need saving from this current chaos”, are the words of Dame Vera Baird, backing the sentiments of the Howard League for Penal Reform’s response to a ‘devastating’ report on support for prisoners. On the same day that...

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‘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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Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird’s thoughts are with the families and friends of those affected by the terror attack in Manchester 23rd May 2017

“My thoughts are with all those who were at the concert in Manchester and their family and friends. The terror attack in Manchester has had an effect on communities right across the country, including here in the North East...

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‘Click before you call': Police urge public to report crime online 5th May 2017

Northumbria Police is committed to meeting the needs of local residents and has made reporting non-urgent crimes online easier. The public can log onto the police website  and raise non-urgent issues of concern. Northumbria’s Police & Crime Commissioner, Dame...

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