Boris wishes plebgate row was 'knocked on the head'

London Mayor Boris Johnson said he was frustrated that the "plebgate" row has continued for so long and wishes it was "knocked on the head".

Mayor of London Boris Johnson is currently on a trade mission in China.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson is currently on a trade mission in China. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Mr Johnson said: "It's got to be done, we need to get to the truth of what happened in so far as it could possibly be established for everybody's sake and it is extremely frustrating that it is taking so long.

"But the mills of justice grind slowly but they grind small, we will get the answer and that is the best we can do but we have to follow the correct procedures."

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