Downing Street 'plebgate' officer stands by his account

The Downing Street officer accused of lying by Andrew Mitchell has released a statement through the Police Federation saying he stands by his statement.

PC Toby Rowland said:

I stand by my account of events in Downing Street on 19th September 2012.

This has now been thoroughly investigated and the CPS has confirmed there is insufficient evidence to take any criminal proceedings against me.

In addition, neither am I subject to any disciplinary proceedings.

I confirm that I am prepared to give evidence under oath if required.