Police watchdog to independently investigate police officers involved in 'Plebgate' aftermath

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is to indepentently investigate the conduct of three Police Federation representatives, following their meeting with Andrew Mitchell - the MP at the centre of the so-called 'Plebgate' row.

Andrew Mitchell was the Chief Whip when he allegedly called Downing Street police officers 'plebs' Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

They met with the MP at his Sutton Coldfield constituency office in October 2012, weeks after the MP allegedly called police officers at Downing Street 'plebs'.

West Mercia Police previously investigated the conduct of those three representatives from West Mercia, Warwickshire and West Midlands Police Federations, under the supervision of the IPCC.

That investigation found that there was no case to answer for any of the officers involved.

But a High Court ruling on 6 October this year found that there was no proper final report prepared for that supervised investigation, and that the investigation's ruling was invalid.

The IPCC has now confirmed it will re-investigate the case.