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Bettison's secret perks worth £70,000

Issue No. 2370

Troublemaker’s favourite top cop Sir Norman Bettison just can’t stay away. 

The former chief constable is under investigation over the Hillsborough and Stephen Lawrence scandals. He received a secret package of perks worth more than £70,000 a year on top of his £169,359 salary.

Bettison was Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police before being forced to resign last year. 

That was when the IPCC police complaints watchdog began inquiries into misconduct allegations over the Hillsborough disaster.

Documents disclosed under freedom of information laws reveal that Sir Norman had a “locally agreed package”. 

It provided him with two cars, gym membership, home entertaining expenses, personal development courses and medical insurance.

The package was to recognise Sir Norman’s “exceptional qualities and additional responsibilities”.


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The Troublemaker
Tue 10 Sep 2013, 18:56 BST
Issue No. 2370
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