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Boris Johnson: John Yates resignation is 'right call'

London Mayor Boris Johnson has said that the resignation of Met Police Assistant Commissioner John Yates is "regrettable", but "the right call".

John Yates checked the credentials of Neil Wallis before the Met employed the ex-News of the World executive, arrested last week over hacking allegations.

Mr Yates's decison to quit comes after Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson resigned on Sunday.

  • 18 Jul 2011
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