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.

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Bettison retirement is 'right decision'

Sir Norman Bettison's police authority chairman has backed the chief constable's decision to retire in the wake of Hillsborough Independent Panel report.

"In all the circumstances and after due consideration, we think this is the right decision for retirement in March 2013," said West Yorkshire Police Authority chairman Mark Burns-Williamson.

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