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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.

Urgent calls to get police officers vaccinated 7th January 2021

COVID vaccines must be rolled out across police forces to ensure public safety, Northumbria police officials have said today. Northumbria’s Police Commissioner Kim McGuinness, Chief Constable Winton Keenen and Northumbria Police Federation’s Jim Gray are supporting calls for officers...

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STATEMENT FROM LA7 LEADERS National lockdown required to slow spread of Covid-19. “Covid-19 is continuing to ramp up the pressure on NHS services nationally and it is abundantly clear that national action is required. “We are all aware of...

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Government places North East in Tier 4 30th December 2020

Government places North East in Tier 4 Today the North East has been placed into Tier 4 restrictions by government, alongside many other parts of the country. We understand this may be disappointing for our residents and businesses who have...

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Government decision to keep North East in Tier 3 17th December 2020

The North East’s leaders have reacted to the government’s decision to keep the region under the very high Tier 3 restrictions. “Today the government has made the decision to keep the North East under the very high Tier 3...

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‘This could be the toughest Christmas yet for domestic abuse victims’ – that’s PCC Kim McGuinness’ stark warning as she asks everyone to look out for each other over the festive season. 16th December 2020

Friends and family are being urged to make domestic abuse everyone’s business this Christmas, as part of an ongoing campaign setting out how to help victims. Support services across the region are joining Northumbria Police Commissioner Kim McGuinness and...

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