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Plebgate officer keeps job after disciplinary hearing

A police officer who faced investigation over the Plebgate row has kept his job after a disciplinary hearing cleared him of any wrongdoing.

James Addison, 37, was accused of making a false statement denying he had been in contact with Pc Keith Wallis, who was later jailed and sacked for pretending to have witnessed the confrontation.

However, Addison faces a second disciplinary hearing next month after admitting sending porn to colleagues via Whatsapp while on duty at Downing Street.

He has already been fined £6,000 over sharing the "disgusting and offensive" images that included bizarre sex acts.