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Dizaei loses bid to adjourn hearing

Controversial police chief Ali Dizaei today lost his High Court bid to have a misconduct hearing postponed.

The 49-year-old Scotland Yard commander, who has twice been jailed for corruption, is due to face an internal disciplinary tribunal in London tomorrow.

In February 2010 he was jailed for four years but the conviction was quashed a year later by the Court of Appeal.

At a retrial this February he received a three-year prison sentence - reduced by the time he has already spent behind bars.

He has since been released with an electronic tag and is pursuing a further appeal against conviction.

Dizaei won his job back with the Metropolitan Police before the retrial, but has been suspended on full salary, pending the disciplinary process.