Vera Baird

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Vera’s Views

Northumbria’s Commissioner regularly writes columns for local and national newspapers and publications – read them here. If you would like Commissioner Baird to write an article for your publication, please ring 0191 221 9800.

Commisioner’s article from The Guardian – The sexual behaviour of undercover police fits the definition of rape 28th June 2013

One of the 11 women who are currently suing the police after being tricked into having sexual relationships with men later revealed to be undercover officers said that she felt that she had been “raped by the state”. “We...

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Commissioner’s Report to the Public – Northumbria Police seek and recapture of Phillip Westwater 2nd January 2013

Police and Crime Commissioner’s Report to the Public: Northumbria Police seek and recapture of Phillip Westwater 2nd January 2013 Mr Phillip Westwater, aged 44, a convicted killer, described by his trial judge in 1989 as “very dangerous” escaped from...

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