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News April 2018

Local charity holds open day near Morpeth for potential volunteers 18th April 2018

A north east charity, supporting over 137,000 visitors to north east prisons each year, is seeking new volunteers to help support families and children of prisoners at HMP Northumberland near Morpeth. Nepacs has worked across the north east region...

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Have your say, make your voice heard – The 2018 National Rural Crime Survey 18th April 2018

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Dame Vera Baird QC is urging rural communities to take part in a national survey on rural crime. It is three years since the last National Rural Crime Survey  which revealed how rural communities...

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Out of sight – out of mind: Not in Northumbria! – National Stalking Awareness Week 17th April 2018

Let me be clear from the outset, here in Northumbria we take domestic violence and stalking seriously, I am committed to ensuring that Northumbria offers support and help to victims and my commitment during national stalking awareness week is...

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PCC supports National Stalking Awareness Week 16th April 2018

This week marks the start of National Stalking Awareness Week, championed by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust. Here in Northumbria we’re getting behind the campaign and are looking to encourage victims of stalking to come forward and report what they’re...

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Baird on crime increases: Urges Home Secretary – Listen to former Scotland Yard Commissioner, Ian Blair 9th April 2018

Dame Vera Baird QC, Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria has given her support to former Scotland Yard Chief, Ian Blair,  who has said that the undermining of intelligence-led neighbourhood policing, with not enough officers “visible on the street”...

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Commissioner Baird Comments on New Guidance Received in relation to Crime Recording 3rd April 2018

This month, the Home Office released new rules for the way in which crime is recorded. The updates include a new rule that stalking and harassment should be recorded in all cases, regardless of other, or more serious crime...

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