Fourth officer arrested in Andrew Mitchell ‘plebgate’ row

16:03 01 February 2013

Andrew Mitchell resigned as Tory Chief Whip. Picture: David Jones/PA Wire

Andrew Mitchell resigned as Tory Chief Whip. Picture: David Jones/PA Wire

A female police officer has been arrested in connection with the leaking of information to the press over the Andrew Mitchell ‘plebgate’ affair.

The 46-year-old constable, part of the diplomatic protection group, was detained at her workplace in central London this afternoon on suspicion of misconduct in a public office.

It follows yesterday’s arrest of a male police constable, also 46, in relation to the same incident, which allegedly took place in Downing Street in September last year. He has been suspended and bailed to return on a date in March.

The Metropolitan Police said the suspect today was present at the time of the alleged row. She was taken to a central London police station where she remains in custody.

Mr Mitchell was accused of abusing officers, using the word ‘plebs’, after they refused to let him pass through the main gates - an allegation he strongly denies.

CCTV footage and further evidence later came to light which cast doubt on the version of events that was widely reported in the press.

Two other people, a 52-year-old PC, and a 23-year-old man have been arrested in connection with the inquiry and are currently on police bail.

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