Les Carter, West Yorkshire Police Authority
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Police chief 'didn't give reasons', says Les Carter

Sir Norman Bettison has resigned as chief constable of West Yorkshire Police, saying an inquiry into his role after the Hillsborough tragedy was "a distraction" to the force.

At the time of the disaster he was a South Yorkshire Police inspector who attended the match as a spectator and later took part in an internal inquiry.

The BBC's Judith Moritz spoke to Les Carter of the West Yorkshire Police Authority, who accepted Sir Bettison's resignation earlier.

  • 24 Oct 2012
  • From the section UK
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