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Video: Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to retire early

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe denies he is stepping down because of fears that new London Mayor Sadiq Khan would not reappoint him over concerns about a report into the Met's handling of investigations into historical sexual abuse claims.

Britain's most senior police officer has announced he will be retiring in February 2017, seven months before the end of his contract.

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