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

Commissioner Baird Comments on the Sentencing of Rolf Harris 4th June 2014

This sentencing today sends out an important message to anyone who thinks they are beyond the law. They are not. Rolf Harris used his fame, status, influence and national iconic image to attack young girls. He is a sexual...

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Commissioner Baird Welcomes Shadow Home Secretary’s Commitment 21st May 2014

Northumbria’s Police & Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC has today welcomed the announcement by Shadow Home Secretary, Yvette Cooper MP, that a future Labour government will give law enforcement agencies new powers to force criminals to handover the profits...

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Commissioner Baird Welcomes Public Accounts Committee Report 20th May 2014

The Public Account Committee has today published its report on reforms of the Criminal Justice System and Probation and their findings echo what Vera Baird has been saying for months – that the reforms “Carry Significant Risk”. In relation...

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Commissioner Baird Thanked for her Support from National Charity 29th April 2014

Common sense has prevailed thanks to partnership working, which included support from Northumbria’s Police & Crime Commissioner Vera Baird QC. The government had originally stated that they were to stop support for families bereaved by homicide prior to 2010....

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Police and Crime Commissioners Support Home Secretary’s Plan for Tackling Domestic Abuse 29th April 2014

Following the recent publication of Her Majesties Inspectorate of Constabulary’s report “Everyone’s business: Improving police response to domestic abuse”, the Home Secretary, Theresa May MP, is establishing a national oversight group to improve practice. Vera Baird QC has asked...

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