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Chief Constable to retire

Sir Norman Bettison is to retire as Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police after controversy over his role in the Hillsborough tragedy. A complaint was made to police watchdog that he had supplied misleading information after the disaster.

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Hillsborough support group 'very pleased'

Margaret Aspinall's 18-year-old son James died in the tragedy. The chairwoman of the Hillsborough Families Support Group said:

"Obviously I'm very very pleased. I'm absolutely delighted that he's going. But then, he'll be going on his full pension, and I'd like to know the full reasons why he's choosing to retire as soon as this. Why didn't he stay, then, until the IPCC came out with their investigation?"

– Margaret Aspinall

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