No further action will be taken in an investigation into the alleged theft of platinum by Sir Norman Bettison, the Crown Prosecution Service has announced.
An investigation was undertaken by Derbyshire Police in 2013, at the request of South Yorkshire Police (SYP), into the alleged theft and handling of platinum by Sir Norman Bettison in 1987.
The CPS has now confirmed South Yorkshire Police's recommendation that no further action be taken.
The CPS says it has has completed a fresh review of the evidence and decided that there is insufficient evidence to prosecute.
An essential legal element of the alleged offences is that the prosecution must be able to prove that the goods in question were in fact stolen.
There was insufficient evidence to establish this and as such a prosecution for theft or handling stolen goods is not possible.