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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.

STATEMENT RE OFF-ROAD BIKE TRACKERS 25th March 2021

The Commissioner recently issued a press release calling on the Government to explore the idea of trackers being fitted to off-road motorbikes. This would help certain high risk bikes be recovered if stolen and deter misuse. This move could...

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SOUTHWICK RESIDENTS CALLED UPON TO GIVE VIEWS ON POLICING AND CRIME 12th March 2021

SOUTHWICK RESIDENTS CALLED UPON TO GIVE VIEWS ON POLICING AND CRIME Following the launch of the new Police and Crime Plan, Kim McGuinness, the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, is now seeking views from local residents in Southwick as...

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The search is on for dog-loving volunteers 11th March 2021

  Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Kim McGuinness is on the lookout for dog-loving volunteers to help ensure police and fire service dogs are being treated correctly. Volunteers will make unannounced visits to kennels to observe, comment and report...

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‘We’re turning bad money into good’ says PCC Kim McGuinness as local grass root projects land a share of cash recovered from crime 9th March 2021

A JUNIOR football club, a community centre and a youth group are just some of the grass root initiatives celebrating news this week that they will receive a share of a £350,000 pot of cash – recovered from criminals...

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£1.6 MILLION TO BE INVESTED IN TACKLING SERIOUS VIOLENCE ACROSS NORTHUMBRIA 25th February 2021

£1.6 MILLION TO BE INVESTED IN TACKLING SERIOUS VIOLENCE ACROSS NORTHUMBRIA Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner has secured a further 12 months funding to tackle serious violence and its root causes, but has called for a long term approach...

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