Civil servant cross-examined by MPs

The country's most senior civil servant will be cross-examined by MPs Credit: ITV Central

The country's most senior civil servant will be cross-examined by MPs investigating the Andrew Mitchell "Plebgate" affair. Sir Jeremy Heywood will be asked about his role in finding out what really happened at the Downing Street gates.

The Sutton Coldfield MP was forced to resign as Chief Whip but has always denied calling police officers "plebs".

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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.