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

Northumbria Police & Crime Commissioner welcomes tougher stance 14th November 2016

Northumbria’s Police & Crime Commissioner and Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, Vera Baird QC, has today welcomed a week long crackdown on motorists who use their mobile phones whilst driving, this follows the government announcement...

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Vera Baird QC response to Henriques Review 8th November 2016

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC, has today expressed disappointment in the part-published findings of the Henriques review into Operation Midland and Operation Vincente and reiterated her clear view that sex abuse complainants should be believed in...

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PCC Vera Baird QC response – Home Secretary will not allow public inquiry – Orgreave 31st October 2016

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner and Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, Vera Baird QC, said: “This is a bitterly disappointing day for the Orgreave Miners, their families and it’s a travesty of justice.  I represented...

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Northumbria Police is backing ‘Wear Red Day’ 20th October 2016

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC, and Chief Constable Steve Ashman, will be wearing something red this Friday (21, October) to support educational charity Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) as it marks its 20th anniversary of...

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PCC Vera Baird QC backs lower drink drive limit 14th October 2016

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC, is once again urging the Government to lower the national drink drive limit from 80mg to 50mg. Her calls for more action to save lives and improve road safety come following...

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