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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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Andrew Mitchell: I was victim of 'police elements'

In an article in the Sunday Times (£), former Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell has accused the police of destroying his career.

Mr Mitchell described the police log of the 'plebgate' affair as "toxic" and said he was a victim of "police elements".

He also accused the Police Federation of "not telling the truth" in its account of the incident.

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