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Theresa May has repeated her concerns about police conduct after sacking her first secretary of state Damian Green for making "misleading statements" about the discovery of pornography on his Commons computer.

Mr Green's departure from the frontbench has left a major hole at the heart of Mrs May's Government with speculation now growing over who she could appoint as her replacement First Secretary of State.

British Prime Minister Theresa May's de facto deputy resigned Wednesday night, after he admitted to misleading the public with two statements regarding allegations that he kept pornography on his work computer in 2008. In November, the Sunday Times reported on the "extreme" porn discovered on the computer in Damian Green's parliamentary office in 2008; Green was unequivocal in his response, branding the allegations "false, disreputable political smears". The Prime Minister said she expected a proper investigation into claims that information was leaked by a former senior officer.

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"I think what is emerging is someone of the most extraordinary resilience in very challenging circumstances, who is capable of taking very hard decisions about close colleagues like Damian Green - even with all these other things going on", Mr Hunt said. "I am sure that she didn't want him to go".

"I apologise that my statements were misleading on this point", he said.

Maltby said Green had "fleetingly" touched her knee during a meeting in a pub and later sent a suggestive text after a picture of her wearing a corset appeared in a newspaper.

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"It is therefore with deep regret, and enduring gratitude for the contribution you have made over many years, that I asked you to resign from the Government and have accepted your resignation, " May wrote.

The cabinet secretary investigation said it was "not possible to reach a definitive conclusion" on whether Green's behavior with Maltby was appropriate wily, but added that her account was "plausible".

Mr Green, 61, MP for Ashford since 1997, is the third minister in Mrs May's cabinet to resign in just two months, following the exits of Sir Michael Fallon and Priti Patel.

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