The Sun 'stands by' Mitchell story and will defend claim

The Sun's political editor Tom Newton Dunn has confirmed the newspaper will defend itself against a libel writ from Andrew Mitchell.

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Statement issued by The Sun tonight re #plebgate: A Sun spokesman: "We stand by our story and will defend this claim vigorously".

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Mitchell reports Met Police

Andrew Mitchell, the former Cabinet Minister, has made a formal complaint against Scotland Yard over the alleged leaking of its report into the “Plebgate” affair.