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Man, 23, rebailed over Mitchell 'plebgate' affair

The Metropolitan Police is currently investigating whether Mr Mitchell was the target of a conspiracy involving officers. Credit: PA

A man arrested in connection with the so-called "plebgate" affair in Downing Street was rebailed today, Scotland Yard said.

The 23-year old was arrested on December 14th in connection with the altercation which led chief whip Andrew Mitchell to quit his Cabinet post amid a storm of protest over claims he called officers "plebs".

The man was originally arrested on suspicion of intentionally encouraging or assisting the commission of an indictable offence and will now answer bail next month, a Metropolitan Police spokesman said.