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Bettison faces fresh scrutiny over Hillsborough

Sir Norman Bettison Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Sir Norman Bettison's position as West Yorkshire's Chief Constable in the wake of the fallout from the recent Hillsborough tragedy report will be scrutinised for a fifth time by his employers.

A full meeting of West Yorkshire Police Authority will discuss his position for a third time following allegations he was involved in a cover-up of the 1989 disaster. The meeting will be held in private.

The Police Authority's special committee , which has already refrerred complaints about Sir Norman to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, met for second time yesterday. Sir Norman has insisted he did nothing wrong when he was a chief inspector with the South Yorkshire force.

Police Authority meets over Bettison

Sir Norman Bettison Credit: Press Association

The West Yorkshire Police Authority will meet for a second time to discuss the role of the Chief Constable, Sir Norman Bettison.

He met with his authority last week for the first time since he had been referred to the police watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Commission, for his role in the Hillsborough disaster.



Video: New calls for resignation following Hillsborough report

There are new calls today for the chief constable of West Yorkshire to be suspended while his involvement in events following the Hillsborough disaster is investigated.

Sir Norman Bettison has been accused by families of those who died of playing a part in a police cover-up which was exposed last week. Now he faces allegations of attempts to smear the high court judge who led the first Hillsborough inquiry.