Andrew Mitchell welcomes defamation case, says ally

I have just spoken to David Davis, an MP who is a prominent supporter of Andrew Mitchell, who says that they welcome this development because they want to challenge Pc Rowland to repeat those assertions under oath in court.

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'Plebgate' PC to sue Mitchell

The police officer at the centre of the 'plebgate' row is to sue former Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell for defamation, the Police Federation has said.