John Yates: 'My conscience is clear'
Met Police Assistant Commissioner John Yates has quit after growing pressure amid the phone-hacking scandal.
Mr Yates checked the credentials of Neil Wallis before the Met employed the former News of the World executive, arrested last week over hacking claims.
In a statement he said his "conscience is clear" but "malicious gossip" stopped him doing his job.
18 Jul 2011
- From the section UK