New Hillsborough chief constable has already offered to resign

The newly appointed chief has only been in the position for 24 hours

New Hillsborough chief constable has already offered to resign

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The acting chief constable of South Yorkshire Police has offered to step down - just 24 hours after being appointed.

Deputy Chief Constable Dawn Copley took up the role after David Crompton was forced out of his job following public anger about the way his force conducted itself over the Hillsborough disaster.

Mr Crompton was suspended six months before he was due to retire as chief constable of South Yorkshire Police, which was heavily criticised by families of the 96 people killed in the stadium tragedy.

More to follow.