Plebgate officer 'boasted of toppling Government'

A policewoman involved in the Plebgate row between officers and former chief whip Andrew Mitchell boasted that she could bring down the Government, the Tory MP claimed after police rejected his plea for full disclosure of gross misconduct hearings.

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Plebgate officer 'boasted of toppling Government'

A policewoman involved in the Plebgate row on Downing Street between officers and former chief whip Andrew Mitchell boasted to a friend that she could bring down the Government, the Conservative MP has said.

Former chief whip Andrew Mitchell lost his job over the Plebgate row. Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Mitchell made the claim after Scotland Yard denied his requests to release information heard in gross misconduct hearings relating to the scandal.

Mitchell said full disclosure of Metropolitan Police gross misconduct hearings will show the woman texted a friend two days after the altercation saying: "I can topple the Tory Government".

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