'Plebgate' costs top £237,000

The cost of the police investigation into the so-called plebgate affair, which led to the resignation of former chief whip Andrew Mitchell, has hit £237,000.

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'Plebgate' investigation cost reaches £237,000

Tory MP Andrew Mitchell riding his bike Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Operation Alice, the Scotland Yard investigation into the "plebgate" affair involving former Conservative chief whip Andrew Mitchell, has reached a cost of £237,000 since September last year, Labour MP Keith Vaz has revealed.

Eight people, including five police officers, have been re-bailed while the police investigation continues into Mr Mitchell's resignation

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