'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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Andrew Mitchell "pleased" at progress of 'Plebgate' investigation

Andrew Mitchell has told ITV News Central he is pleased at the progress being made in the so called 'Plebgate' investigation.

The Metropolitan police has tonight handed a dossier of evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service.

It follows an incident at the gates of Downing Street last September when the Sutton Coldfield MP was asked to get off his bike and use a side exit. Police officers claim the MP called them "plebs" - an allegation vehemently denied by Mr Mitchell.

Mr Mitchell told ITV News Central he took a call from the Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan police about the latest developments as he was attending an event in his constituency. He said he has always maintained he was "fitted up" by the police in an effort to toxify the tories.

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