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The families of the Hillsborough victims have welcomed the early retirement of West Yorkshire's Chief Constable who they accuse of taking part in a cover up to shift blame for the disaster from the police to the fans.
Sir Norman Bettison is to step down after a complaint about his role following the deaths of the 96 fans was referred to the official police watchdog. Jon Hill reports.
Mark Burns-Williamson, chair of West Yorkshire Police Authority agrees with Norman Bettison's decision to retire next March.
Trevor Hicks from Keighley lost two daughters at the Hillsborough tragedy. He's given his reaction of Sir Norman Bettison's retirement, calling for him to lose his knighthood.
Margaret Aspinall's 18-year-old son James died in the tragedy. The chairwoman of the Hillsborough Families Support Group said:
Anne Williams, whose 15-year-old son Kevin died on the Leppings Lane terrace at Hillsborough, said the findings of the recent report left Sir Norman with no choice but to retire:
Sir Hugh Orde, President of the Association of Chief Police Officers paid tribute to Sir Norman Bettison tonight, saying:
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The families of Hillsborough victims have welcomed the decision to retire by a top police officer who criticised Liverpool fans
Sir Norman Bettison's retirement as West Yorkshire's Chief Constable comes after an investigation into his role in the Hillsborough tragedy