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'Plebgate' probe defended

The senior civil servant who carried out an investigation for Prime Minister David Cameron into allegations that his Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell swore at police insisted that he did a "competent" job and came to the right conclusion.

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Boris and Cameron support Met Police chief over plebgate

Both the Prime Minister and the Mayor of London have backed the Metropolitan Police chief after former Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell said he had "no confidence" in Bernard Hogan-Howe.

The Evening Standard quotes a Downing Street spokesperson as saying that, "the Prime Minister has full confidence in the Metropolitan police commissioner and believes the police should be allowed to carry out the investigation."

Boris Johnson's office is also quoted as supporting Mr Hogan-Howe, "The Mayor has absolute confidence in the commissioner."

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