Just weeks after missing out of Scotland Yard’s top job, Met Police Deputy Commissioner Tim Godwin has announced he will leave the force in the New Year.
Godwin led the Met during former Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson’s medical leave and after Sir Paul’s resignation during the summer.
He was in charge of the force during the August riots and was one of four candidates to succeed Sir Paul. The job eventually went to Bernard Hogan-Howe.
Paying tribute to Godwin’s 30 year service as a police officer, Hogan-Howe said he was “an exceptional police officer – one of the best of his generation.”