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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.

Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling MP: His actions don’t follow his words 16th September 2014

Today, Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling MP, has announced a package of measures about the treatment of victims and witnesses in the criminal justice system. Yet his own Victims Commissioner has doubts and Police & Crime Commissioner for Northumbria, Vera...

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Time Capsule to be Buried at New Police Station 10th September 2014

Children from Newcastle and Gateshead primary schools are filling a time capsule under a landmark new police station which is opening soon. Final preparations are now underway for the public opening of the Newcastle City Centre Police Station at...

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Commissioner calls for more national support for refuges 2nd September 2014

Vera Baird has joined the growing call for more to be done to protect the world leading network of specialist refuges in the UK as funding issues continue to have a national impact. The Government is being called on...

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Region’s PCCs ‘Say No to Slavery’ 2nd September 2014

The North East Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) have affirmed their commitment to stamping out slavery and human trafficking with a regional event to raise awareness of the issue. Barry Coppinger will host the seminar in Cleveland on Friday...

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Deadline for Commissioner’s Community Fund extended 22nd August 2014

Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner has extended the deadline for groups to apply for grants from her Community Fund. Vera Baird launched the 2014/15 Fund in July with money available to group activities or projects supporting the Commissioner’s Police...

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