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Deadline for applications for Met commissioner job

It is one of the toughest jobs in policing and the position is vacant - commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.

Applications to lead London's force must be in by midday on Wednesday 17 August..

The BBC understands Strathclyde chief Stephen House, Acting Met Commissioner Tim Godwin, ex-Northern Ireland head Sir Hugh Orde and former Merseyside head Bernard Hogan-Howe all applied.

The deadline was extended in the wake of the rioting across England last week.

Adam Fleming reports.

  • 17 Aug 2011
  • From the section UK
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