The commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, Sir Paul Stephenson has quit. Embroiled in the Murdoch gang's phone hacking and police corruption scandal it was probably only a matter of time for Stephenson before he was handed the ceremonial pistol with one round.
In his parting statement, Stephenson said he had no knowledge of the extent of the Murdoch syndicate's phone hacking, whatever that really means. No word on how much Sir Paul knew of the bribing of his officers by Murdoch crews. Stephenson packed it in just hours after the arrest of former News International CEO Rebekah Brooks.