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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
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