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Big questions for police chief over contract renewal

There are big questions over the future of London's police chief tonight his contract was renewed for just one year.

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe is thought to have wanted a two-year extension.

The decision by the Home Secretary effectively puts the Commissioner on probation, with London's new mayor almost certain to have the final say on whether he stays or goes.

Here's our Political Correspondent, Simon Harris:

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Met Police Chief's contract extended for a year

The Queen has approved a one-year contract extension for Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, the Home Secretary has announced in a Written Parliamentary Statement.

Met Police Chief's contract extended for a year Credit: Met Police

In response to the announcement Sir Bernard said: "I am proud to continue as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and proud of the confidence shown in the way my officers and staff work day and night to keep London safe and catch criminals."

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