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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.

Terror threat update from Northumbria Police and Police and Crime Commissioner 25th May 2017

Wednesday 24, May – Last night the Prime Minister, announced the threat level was raised to CRITICAL – ‘an attack maybe imminent’. Today, Chief Constable Steve Ashman, said: “In response to this heightened threat the public will see an...

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Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird’s thoughts are with the families and friends of those affected by the terror attack in Manchester 23rd May 2017

“My thoughts are with all those who were at the concert in Manchester and their family and friends. The terror attack in Manchester has had an effect on communities right across the country, including here in the North East...

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Newcastle Safe Haven Van Parks Up at New Home 18th May 2017

With rejuvenation work soon to begin to transform Newcastle’s Bigg Market, Northumbria Police, Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird DBE QC and partners North East Ambulance Service, have teamed up with local stakeholders to find the most suitable new...

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Advocacy Centre North to deliver new Hate Crime Advocacy service 11th May 2017

Advocacy Centre North, part of Newcastle CVS, has been awarded funding from Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird DBE QC, to deliver an innovative advocacy service to people who are victims of hate crime across Tyne and Wear and...

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Vera Baird praises human trafficking crackdown 11th May 2017

Northumbria Police has made12 arrests in connection with human trafficking, labour exploitation and modern day slavery. Officers carried out two-days of action which targeted eight addresses in the west end of Newcastle. In total, 12 people have been arrested...

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