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."


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.