Goodbye Bettison

Sir Norman Bettison has resigned from his role as Chief constable at West Yorkshire police department as a result of his involvement in the Hillsborough inquiry.

Bettison was due to retire in March 2013 but recently faced calls for him to leave early as he was becoming ”a distraction” to the force.  This is because he allegedly attempted to “cover-up” what really happened at the 1989 tragedy.

Sir Norman had attended the match as a spectator but later took part in an internal inquiry where he apparently attempted to cook up lies that would put the blame of the distaster onto the shoulders of the Liverpool fans.

‘We are trying to concoct a story that all the Liverpool fans were drunk and we were afraid that they were going to break down the gates so we decided to open them,’

Whether this allegation is true or not, families of the 96 victims in the Hillsborough tragedy are delighted to see the back of him. However, these relatives are not satisfied yet. They want to make sure that any of Bettison’s “financial benefits” are frozen until the outcome of the investigation, and would have rather seen him sacked, than allowed to retire, nearly at his own will.


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