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Sir Norman Bettison has resigned as chief constable of West Yorkshire Police after claims that he was involved in a cover-up over the Hillsborough disaster.

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Keith Vaz MP: South Yorkshire Police provided 1,444 names of officers in Hillsborough investigation

Keith Vaz MP Credit: ITV News

The police watchdog has been given the names of more than 1,400 officers as it investigates South Yorkshire Police's role in the Hillsborough tragedy, MPs were told today.

The Home Affairs Select Committee chairman Keith Vaz said: "The South Yorkshire chief constable wrote to me on Friday to say he sent a list of 1,444 names of former and serving officers of South Yorkshire to the IPCC. This is a huge number of names - more than we expected."

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