Mitchell: Pleb claims were an attempt to ruin my career

Andrew Mitchell, who lost his job over claims he called police officers in Downing Street 'plebs', says the allegations were a deliberate attempt to ruin his career.

The former chief whip also said the smears were designed to damage the Conservative Party.

Today the head of Scotland Yard has promised a "ruthless" search for the truth.

Political Correspondent Alex Forrest reports:

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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.