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'Plebgate': police seek advice

Police investigating the "Plebgate' affair in which Sutton Coldfield MP Andrew Mitchell stepped down from his government post, have asked Crown Prosecution Service prosecutors for advice on the next stage of the investigation.

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MP condemns arrest of police officer in 'plebgate' row

Liberal Democrat MP John Hemming has condemned the arrest of a police officer in connection with the Andrew Mitchell 'plebgate' row.

The former chief whip resigned from his post after he was accused of calling police officers 'plebs' outside the gates of Downing Street.

He denies using the word.

It is claimed the police officer leaked false information about the incident to a national newspaper.

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