The Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police has announced he is to retire in March 2013. The following statement has been released by the force on his behalf.
"Recent weeks have caused me to reflect on what is best for the future of policing in West Yorkshire and I have now decided to set a firm date for my retirement of 31 March 2013. I have offered this proposal to my Police Authority."
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
The Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police, Sir Norman Bettison is to retire in March after growing pressure for him to quit the force.