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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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Met boss resumes Christmas break after 'Plebgate' briefing

Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe has resumed his Christmas break, Scotland Yard said. Earlier today, the police chief broke off from his holiday to be briefed on the progress of the 'plebgate' investigation, which is being supervised by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

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