Andrew Mitchell considers 'other actions' over Plebgate

Andrew Mitchell has issued a libel writ against the Sun. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Andrew Mitchell's lawyer has confirmed that the MP has taken legal action against the Sun and indicated that "other potential actions" were being considered.

Graham Atkins said: "I can confirm that I recently issued proceedings for libel against the owners of The Sun on behalf of Andrew Mitchell MP.

"There are a number of other potential actions being considered but I do not intend commenting any further at this stage."

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