Hillsborough cop: 'recent weeks caused me to reflect'

Sir Norman Bettison has said: "Recent weeks have caused me to reflect on what is best for the future of policing in West Yorkshire." He will retire in March 2013.

But he is bullish: "The record of my leadership of West Yorkshire Police will speak for itself. Crime is down and public confidence is up."

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Hillsborough cop to retire

West Yorkshire Police chief constable Sir Norman Bettison is to retire in the aftermath of the report into the Hillsborough disaster. The police watchdog has received a referral from his police authority over his briefing after the tragedy.