Press Release - Yates resignation inevitable - Brake

July 18, 2011 4:18 PM

Commenting on the resignation of Assistant Commissioner, John Yates, Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Committee on Home Affairs, Justice and Equality, Tom Brake MP said:

"Once Sir Paul Stephenson resigned, it became inevitable that John Yates would step down as well, given his close connections to the original investigation.

"We must hope that the purge among the highest ranks is now complete.

"We now need urgent action to rebuild London's senior police team so they are in post and able to rebuild the Metropolitan Police's credibility and be ready for their biggest challenge next year, the security arrangements for the Olympics."

ENDS

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