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Local Press Releases

Here you will find press releases that relate to the Commissioners role specifically in Northumbria. All media enquiries should be made to the OPCC by telephoning 0191 221 9800.

Dame Vera Baird QC welcomes Supreme Court ruling on the Minimum Unit Pricing of alcohol 15th November 2017

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, welcomes Supreme Court ruling on the Minimum Unit Pricing of alcohol Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria Dame Vera Baird QC said: “Misuse of alcohol can have a crippling impact...

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Commissioner hails success of Blyth 12 Streets Operation 10th November 2017

A month long operation in Blyth, which ended this week, has seen a host of multi-agency activities, all aimed at improving the quality of life for residents. Officers from Blyth Neighbourhood Policing Team have been carrying out a series...

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Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner welcomes House of Commons Report 27th October 2017

Members of Parliament who serve on the Justice Committee in the House of Commons have today produced a report that has found the current system for disclosure of youth criminal records undermines the principles of the youth justice system...

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PCC welcomes Justice Committee support for new domestic abuse sentencing guidelines 26th October 2017

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, has today (Weds) welcomed new guidelines for sentencing in domestic abuse cases. The new guidelines from the Sentencing Council say domestic abuse should be treated as more serious than similar...

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PCC re-affirms her commitment to neighbourhood policing 25th October 2017

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Dame Vera Baird has today (Tues) re-affirmed her commitment to neighbourhood policing. Earlier this week Norfolk Police revealed plans to scrap all Community Support Officers (CSOs) in light of funding cuts and changing crime...

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