Mitchell reports Met Police

Andrew Mitchell, the former Cabinet Minister, has made a formal complaint against Scotland Yard over the alleged leaking of its report into the “Plebgate” affair.

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What did Operation Alice investigate?

Operation Alice officers were tasked with investigating who passed information to The Sun and The Telegraph newspaper regarding the "Plebgate" incident, including whether the leak came from within the police force or from a third party.

They examined a police witness statement from the incident and investigated if there was a conspiracy between the officer and another party.

They also investigated claims made by Andrew Mitchell that police lied in the police log of the incident.

Operation Alice files also handed to IPCC

Andrew Mitchell resigned from his position following the incident at Downing Street despite disputing the nature of the claims against him. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Scotland Yard officers carried out inquiries as part of Operation Alice, the investigation in connection with an incident involving then Cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell in Downing Street.

A copy of the file handed to the Crown Prosecution Service was also given to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, which is supervising the investigation.

The incident in September last year became popularly known as "Plebgate" following claims, denied by Mr Mitchell, that the MP called officers "plebs" in a dispute.


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