Police officer arrested over 'plebgate'

A police officer has been arrested in connection with the Sutton Coldfield MP Andrew Mitchell "Plebgate" affair.

The 48-year-old police constable was held on suspicion of misconduct in a public office this morning as part of the investigation into whether officers lied about a dispute which led to the Tory MP being forced to quit the Cabinet.

A 49-year-old woman - who is not a police officer - was arrested at a separate address on suspicion of assisting an offender.

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New 'Plebgate' arrests

A 37-year-old police constable in the diplomatic protection group has been arrested on suspicion of misconduct in public officer over the Andrew Mitchell "Plebgate" affair. A 46-year-old woman has also been arrested.