CHIEF fire officer Mark Yates has decided to repay his £3,000 private back operation money in full – saying it was never his intention to spark the fury it caused.

After more than a week of intense pressure, Mr Yates has finally issued a public statement in the last few minutes over the furore by revealing a u-turn on the fund.

Reported by the Worcester News. You can read the full story here. 

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