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Hillsborough cop resigns

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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Merseyside Police 'assessing Bettison pension' after resignation

Norman Bettison pictured in 1998 when he became chief constable of Merseyside Credit: PA

Merseyside Police Authority confirm Sir Norman Bettison's annual pension from them would be £83,000. Bettison was Chief Constable of the force from 1998 to 2004.

The Authority told ITV Granada they are now assessing what implications, if any, today's developments will have.

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