'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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Leicester MP says 'plebgate' should have been dealt with by independent organisation

MPs say the police watchdog, the IPCC, should be investigating the "plebgate" affair, which involves former Gedling MP Andrew Mitchell.

Mr Mitchell quit his cabinet post as chief whip following a row over claims he called police officers "plebs".

MP for Leicester East, Keith Vaz, who chairs the Home Affairs Select Committee, says the case shouldn't have been referred to another police force to investigate.

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