Vera Baird

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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

ACPO lead gets it wrong on domestic violence 28th July 2014

Vera Baird QC, Police & Crime Commissioner for Northumbria, has given her strong backing to Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Copper’s call for Community Resolutions not to be used for serious crimes such as domestic violence. In data compiled by...

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Government action plan reflects regional strategy 17th July 2014

A newly published Government action plan has been welcomed by Vera Baird who says its aims reflect her own. This week the Ministry of Justice published its Transforming the Criminal Justice System Strategy and Action Plan. This plan considers...

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Vera Baird welcomes Victims’ Commissioner’s annual report 8th July 2014

Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC, welcomed today’s publication of the Victims’ Commissioner, Baroness Newlove’s annual report and congratulated her on a first year in which she has ensured the needs of victims remain at the heart...

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National Fund Supporting Local Victims 4th July 2014

More than £300,000 has been secured by the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner from a national pot of money to support victims. The money is from a £12.5m fund for innovation for communities across England and Wales announced by...

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Commissioner Takes Concerns to Parliament 17th June 2014

Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner is joining forces with Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner, Tony Lloyd in raising concerns about proposed legislation which they fear could make it easier for bogus taxi drivers to prey on vulnerable people....

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