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Teresa May 'sad' over Simon Weston commissioner job decision

Falklands veteran Simon Weston says Home Secretary Teresa May was sad to hear he had pulled out of the race to become a police commissioner.

He withdrew from the elections for the post in south Wales on Monday because the campaign was "too political".

Last month doubts were raised over whether he could run because as a 14-year-old he was convicted - and fined - for being a passenger in a stolen car.

Mr Weston said Mrs May phoned him after he pulled out of the contest.

Gareth Lewis spoke to Mr Weston on BBC Radio Wales' Good Evening Wales.

  • 04 Jul 2012