Media enquiries

Our Corporate Communications Team handles media enquiries and requests for interviews.

We also issue regular press releases and post incident and campaign details on social media:

We can provide high resolution versions of our photos and videos for media use. Contact us for more information.

Contact the Corporate Communications Team

The team is available to help you from 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and from 9am to 4.30pm on Fridays.

Irem Haq – Corporate Communications Advisor


Telephone: 0191 444 1725

Carrie Cosgrove – Corporate Communications Advisor


Telephone: 0191 444 1546

Karen Leech – Corporate Communications Manager


Telephone: 0191 444 1542

Christmas and New Year

The Corporate Communications office will be closed from 25 December until 2 January.

There may also be reduced availability on 23-24 December and 2-3 January.

When the Corporate Communications team is unavailable, please redirect any media enquiries to the Control Room.

Out of hours

Our 24 hour Voicebank provides information on major incidents in Tyne and Wear: 0871 550 4041

Control Room: 0191 444 1069