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Andrew Mitchell resigns over 'pleb' scandal

The Government's Chief Whip, Andrew Mitchell has resigned after an altercation with police at Downing Street.

Andrew Mitchell arrives at No 10 Downing Street in September Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Mr Mitchell has apologised for confronting armed police officers outside Downing Street after allegedly subjecting them to a foul-mouthed tirade last month, but has faced increasing political pressure.

The Tory enforcer has denied calling officers 'plebs', but admitted that he did use foul language.