Liverpool John Moores University has withdrawn the honorary fellowship awarded to Sir Norman Bettison in light of the IPCC report into Hillsborough.
In a statement the university said:
"In light of the conclusions published by the Independent Police Complaints Commission Report (28 March 2013), Liverpool John Moores University has withdrawn the Honorary Fellowship awarded to Sir Norman Bettison in 2004."
"As previously stated the University would like to commend the families and friends of those who died in the Hillsborough tragedy for the dignity and fortitude they have shown during their lengthy campaign for justice."
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