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The shadow transport secretary and Liverpool MP Maria Eagle has commented on the retirement of Sir Norman Bettison as West Yorkshire Police chief constable after the critical Hillsborough report:
The police chief that Hillsborough victims' families believe smeared their loved ones in 1989 has announced his retirement from his position as Chief Constable of West Yorkshire.
Sir Norman Bettison told ITV News' UK Editor Lucy Manning in an exclusive interview last month that "there's nothing I'm ashamed of":
The most senior serving police officer involved with South Yorkshire Police's Hillsborough operation, Sir Norman Bettison, has announced his retirement.
In a statement, the current Chief Constable of West Yorkshire said he will retire on 31 March 2013.
The Times' crime editor Sean O'Neill has tweeted:
Plans by Liverpool and Manchester United to calm the animosity between their fans have been supported by the chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group, Margaret Aspinall.
Ahead of Sunday`s meeting between the two sides at Anfield, a number of gestures are to be made to try and prevent the supporters present from taunting each other about tragic incidents that have happened in the past.
United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has written to his club's fans to encourage harmony. The match will be Liverpools first at home since the publication of the Hillsborough Independent Panels report into the 1989 disaster which claimed the lives of 96 of their fans.
West Yorkshire Police Chief Sir Norman Bettison has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) following complaints he supplied misleading information after the Hillsborough disaster.
The referral, from West Yorkshire Police Authority, came following complaints from members of the public about Sir Norman being:
The police watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Commission, said it has received a referral from West Yorkshire Police Authority in relation to complaints against Chief Constable Sir Norman Bettison regarding the aftermath of the Hillsborough tragedy.
Liverpool and Manchester United will pay tribute to the victims of the Hillsborough disaster when the clubs meet in the Premier League at Anfield on Sunday, according to reports.
The captains of both teams, Steven Gerrard and Nemanja Vidic, will release 96 red balloons before kick-off - the number of people killed in the tragedy.
The editor of The Spectator, Fraser Nelson, has said Kelvin MacKenzie will discuss his part in The Sun's infamous Hillsborough coverage in the next issue of the magazine.
MacKenzie earlier refused to discuss the tragedy while being doorstepped by Channel 4, insisting he would go public "next week."
Former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie has refused to answer questions over his infamous Hillsborough headline while being doorstepped by Channel 4 News reporter Alex Thomson.
The pair engaged in a heated exchange before Mr MacKenzie, who said he will go on the record "next week", drove away.
Mr MacKenzie last week offered "profuse apologies to the people of Liverpool" for his paper's coverage of the 1989 tragedy.
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