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

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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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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