Andrew Mitchell, who has made a former complaint against Scotland Yard over the alleged leaking of its “Plebgate” report, has strongly criticised the Met’s handling of the situation.
In a letter to IPCC deputy chairman Deborah Glass, he wrote:
We are deeply dismayed that the Metropolitan Police appear to have leaked part of their Report prepared for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to certain members of the Press and spun it to the advantage of the Police officers involved.
This was an Enquiry into a dishonest and illicit attempt to blacken my name and destroy my career. It would appear that this police enquiry continues precisely that process.
More top news
Scotland will become the first part of the UK to ban smacking if the bill goes through.
Jeremy Corbyn has arrived in Brussels to "make sure negotiations get on track" as he accused the PM of "upsetting just about everybody".
The rising cost of clearing up a record number of illegally dumped items - which ranged from fridges animal carcasses - has been revealed.