Merseyside Police 'considering implications' of Bettison pension in light of resignation

A spokeswoman for Merseyside Police Authority has said that the force's treasurer is "considering the implications this [Sir Norman Bettison's resignation] might have for Merseyside Police Authority" - including by implication the issue of his pension.

She confirmed that if Mr Bettison had stood down in March 2013 as planned, he would have been entitled to a pension worth £83,000 per annum.