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 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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Commissioner Baird Comments on Article is Free (Guardian Newspaper) regarding the Conviction of Max Clifford 29th April 2014

When a famous man is acquitted of sexual assault, there is always an outcry against the people who accused him and often against the criminal justice system for giving them airspace. Let us hope, if not expect, that the...

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Commissioner Baird Welcomes Decision to Re Examine Domestic Abuse Figures 16th April 2014

Police and Crime Commissioner welcomes decision to re-examine domestic abuse figures Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner has welcomed a Government decision to look again at domestic abuse figures. Crime Prevention Minister Norman Baker made the announcement after Vera Baird...

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