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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.

Celebrating 10th Northern Pride 21st July 2017

Northumbria Police will be ‘Policing with Pride’ again as the city celebrates a tenth anniversary of the Northern Pride Festival. The event will be the tenth to be held in Newcastle and will take place primarily at the Town...

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Dame Vera Baird welcomes Victims’ Commissioner’s annual report 20th July 2017

Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, welcomed today’s publication of the Victims’ Commissioner, Baroness Newlove’s annual report and backs her calls for the government to introduce a new law to strengthen the rights of people affected...

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Vera Baird calls for more to be done to reduce the cost of alcohol consumption 13th July 2017

New figures released today by Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, reveal the estimated cost for alcohol harm to the North East, hitting front line public services and employers with a staggering bill of around £1.01bn in 2015/16. High...

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PCC Vera Baird and Northumbria Police support Day of Remembrance 2017 13th July 2017

This Friday, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC and Northumbria Police will be supporting the annual day of remembrance, which celebrates lives lost to so-called honour killings Karma Nivarna, a UK charity that supports victims and...

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Vera and OPCC team raise £1000 in Race for Life 13th July 2017

Dame Vera Baird QC and fellow colleagues from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) for Northumbria, have smashed a £1000 fundraising target for Cancer Research after donning their running shoes for the good cause. Dame Vera,...

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