Sir Norman Bettison statement

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."

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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.