17 Nov 2016

Norman Bettison questioned on Hillsborough book – and families respond

Chief Correspondent

He’s long been a controversial figure in the history of the Hillsborough Stadium disaster. Now Norman Bettison – then a chief inspector in South Yorkshire Police and later to become Chief Constable of Merseyside and West Yorkshire – has published a book giving his side of the story.

Mr Bettison is under investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission and could even face charges over his alleged involvement in a cover-up of police failings, so the move has angered the families of those who died in the crush.