More pressure on police chief

There are new calls for the chief constable of West Yorkshire to be suspended while his involvement in events following the Hillsborough disaster are investigated. Meanwhile his own force has referred complaints about him to the police watchdog.

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Bettison faces fresh scrutiny over Hillsborough

Sir Norman Bettison Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Sir Norman Bettison's position as West Yorkshire's Chief Constable in the wake of the fallout from the recent Hillsborough tragedy report will be scrutinised for a fifth time by his employers.

A full meeting of West Yorkshire Police Authority will discuss his position for a third time following allegations he was involved in a cover-up of the 1989 disaster. The meeting will be held in private.

The Police Authority's special committee , which has already refrerred complaints about Sir Norman to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, met for second time yesterday. Sir Norman has insisted he did nothing wrong when he was a chief inspector with the South Yorkshire force.

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