Despite plebgate British police are 'the best in the world'

David Cameron has insisted that the British police are the best in the world despite believing there had been "wrongdoing" over the plebgate scandal.Mr Cameron's intervention followed suggestions officers gave misleading accounts of a meeting held with Mr Mitchell at the height of the row last year.

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during Prime Minister's Questions. Credit: PA Wire

In an interview with BBC Radio Solent Mr Cameron defended his decision to speak out: "I still believe that we have the best police in the world in Britain, they are fantastically brave, they do a good job, they give great service.

"But when there is wrongdoing, as I believe there is in the case of what has happened with these police in the West Midlands, you have to speak up and say so."

At Prime Minister's questions this week Mr Cameron said his Conservative colleague was owed an apology and said the conduct of the officers, who were representing the forces of West Mercia, Warwickshire and West Midlands, was "not acceptable".