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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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Labour: 'Full investigation into Plebgate is vital'

Shadow Policing Minister David Hanson has said a "full investigation" into Plebgate is needed.

He said: "It is vital that a full investigation gets to the bottom of this extremely serious issue surrounding what happened at the gates of Downing Street and in the days after as soon as possible.

Shadow Policing Minister David Hanson. Credit: Press Association.

"The Prime Minister and the Cabinet secretary should have established a credible investigation at the start, as we urged them to.

"It remains a concern that by treating this simply as a media handling issue No 10 and the cabinet office have made this much worse."

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