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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.

Police in Newcastle Using Body Cams 19th December 2014

Police in Newcastle are using new technology to enhance the service given to victims of domestic violence. Thanks to Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird, officers are using body worn video cameras to record footage when dealing with...

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Commissioner Welcomes New Domestic Violence Offence 19th December 2014

Vera Baird has welcomed the Home Secretary’s announcement that there is to be a new criminal offence of domestic abuse which will carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison as well as a fine. The offence will...

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Commissioner warns of further pressure on police activities 18th December 2014

Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria Vera Baird is warning of further pressure on police activities after the Police Grant Settlement was announced today, amounting to a 5.1% cut to local policing budgets, a total of £12 million. The...

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Women and Girls Football Derby 15th December 2014

Girls from John Spence Community High School in North Shields represented Newcastle United Foundation against Biddick College in Sunderland in a 7v7 football match. The game was organised as part of the FA Women & Girls programme and Building...

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Leading Labour’s commitment to women at the next General Election – Northumbria’s Police & Crime Commissioner 10th December 2014

Vera Baird QC, Police & Crime Commissioner for Northumbria, will today release the findings of a report which will influence the next Labour Government’s agenda on delivering for women across the north east and United Kingdom. In 2011 the...

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