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  Met Police Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson quits
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Last EditedNew Jerusalem  Jul 17, 2011 02:02pm
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AuthorBBC News
News DateSunday, July 17, 2011 08:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionMetropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson has resigned following the phone hacking scandal.

Britain's most senior police officer said he had no knowledge of the extent of the practice and his integrity was "completely intact".

Sir Paul has faced criticism for hiring former News of the World executive Neil Wallis - who was questioned by police investigating hacking - as an adviser.

He said his links to the journalist could hamper current investigations.

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