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Metropolitan Police commissioner job advertised

Metropolitan Police commissioner job advertised. Credit: PA

The Home Office has published a job advertisement to recruit the next Metropolitan Police commissioner.

Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, said in September he would step down to retire seven months before the end of his current contract.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd said the new commissioner would be an officer who has policed in the UK, the US Australia, New Zealand or Canada.

The advert says the Home Office will stop taking applications on January 4 next year.