Hillsborough police chief Bettison loses honour

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A UNIVERSITY has withdrawn an honorary fellowship awarded to former chief constable Sir Norman Bettison in the wake of the Hillsborough scandal.

It comes after the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) concluded last month that Sir Norman attempted to manipulate his police authority “for his own self- interest” following a damning report by the Hillsborough Independent Panel.

In a statement, Liverpool John Moores University said: “In light of the conclusions published by the IPCC, the university has withdrawn the honorary fellowship awarded to Sir Norman Bettison in 2004.

“The university would like to commend the families and friends of those who died in the tragedy for the dignity they have shown during their lengthy campaign for justice.”