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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.

PCC Kim McGuinness launches Operation Payback to put criminals’ cash back where it belongs 23rd November 2020

PCC Kim McGuinness launches Operation Payback to put criminals’ cash back where it belongs A £350,000 pot of money recovered from criminals in the North East is going to be put back where it belongs – into the grass...

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Crime has fallen once again across Northumbria, continuing the trend seen over the past 12 months. With the region in lockdown earlier this year, crime fell at an even sharper rate than previously seen – with over 6,000 fewer...

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‘Emergency workers need a change in the law, and fast’ says PCC Kim McGuinness as she backs Harper’s Law campaign 3rd November 2020

  Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Kim McGuinness, is backing a campaign to impose life sentences on those who kill emergency service workers on duty. Earlier this month PCC McGuinness had a virtual meeting with Lissie Harper to discuss...

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Northumbria Police set to smash new officer recruitment target 30th October 2020

Northumbria Police’s recruitment efforts to get more uniformed officers out on the streets of the North East are working and Government targets are being smashed, says Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Kim McGuinness. Yesterday the Home Office provided a...

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Appeal for more venues to become ‘Safe Places’ throughout Northumberland, backed by PCC Kim McGuinness 27th October 2020

A LOCAL community group is appealing for more venues to sign-up to its ‘Safe Places’ scheme to support vulnerable people across Northumberland’s towns and rural communities. Amble-based Splinter Group supports more than 40 young adults with learning differences though...

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