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News August 2017

PCCs working with businesses to combat cyber scams 22nd August 2017

North East business owners have the opportunity to tell the police about their experiences of cybercrime in a new survey launched today. The region’s three Police and Crime Commissioners have teamed-up with the Institute of Directors and the Federation...

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Successful outcomes to ‘Operation Sanctuary’ – huge praise to victims who testified – PCC says work to prevent and detect sexual exploitation ‘will not stop here’ 9th August 2017

A series of trials at Newcastle Crown Court under the banners Operation Sanctuary and Operation Shelter ended today and reporting restrictions have been lifted. Successful convictions were obtained for 93 offences of sexual exploitation against vulnerable females with some...

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South Tyneside Council congratulates Dame Vera 1st August 2017

South Tyneside Council played host to Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Dame Vera Baird QC and took the opportunity to congratulate her on her appointment as a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. During a visit...

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Information: Policing of anti-fracking protest in Lancashire 1st August 2017

Following queries regarding the policing of anti-fracking protests at the PNR Caudrilla site in Lancashire, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Dame Vera Baird QC, has ascertained that a sergeant and six constables were sent by the chief constable of Northumbria...

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