Two arrested over Andrew Mitchell ‘plebgate’ affair

16:30 03 July 2013

Andrew Mitchell recently sold the bike involved in the row on eBay and donate the proceeds to charity. Picture: Chris Jackson/Getty Images/PA

Andrew Mitchell recently sold the bike involved in the row on eBay and donate the proceeds to charity. Picture: Chris Jackson/Getty Images/PA

Two women, including a 37-year-old police constable, have been arrested over an incident in which it was alleged then-government whip Andrew Mitchell called a police officer a “pleb”.

Scotland Yard said today the 37-year-old, from the Diplomatic Protection Group (DPG), had been arrested at her place of work on suspicion of misconduct in public office.

A 46-year-old woman has also been arrested at her place of work on suspicion of assisting the commission of an offence of misconduct in a public office.

The DPG Pc had already been issued with a regulation 15 notice and had been on restricted duties, a spokesperson said. They added it was anticipated the officer would also be suspended later today.

Mr Mitchell quit as chief whip after it was claimed that he swore at police officers and called them “plebs” when they refused to let him leave Downing Street on his bike via the main gate in September last year.

But a subsequent Channel 4 investigation cast doubt on that account when it revealed CCTV footage which showed there was not a large group of tourists outside the main gate at the time as had originally been claimed.

An email from a civilian witness backing up the police account of events has also been called into question.

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Crime news

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Police believe these four boys were in the area at the time and want to speak to them

A 14-year-old girl was forced into performing a sex act by two boys on her way home from school while another two teenagers filmed it on their mobile phones.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
She was taking her savings to the bank when the thieves pounced

Shaheed Forde-Bryan from Rainham, east London went missing on Sunday June 14 and following a police appeal has today been found.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
David Maxwell was stabbed in the back and the arm, and died in the street. Police still don't know why he was attacked (Photo: Metropolitan Police)

Two men have been sentenced to life in prison for knifing David Maxwell to death in Southwark last Halloween.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Mitchell Brook Primary School is in Neasden (Pic credit: Google streetview)

The hunt is on to find a man who attempted to abduct a girl near a primary school in Neasden.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Pensioner robbed on Duncombe Road N12

Two men pushed a 72-year-old woman down a flight of stairs and snatched her handbag full of savings in Upper Holloway, police said as they appeal for information.

Monday, July 6, 2015
Armed robbery at a Brixton convenience store (Picture: Met Police)

A gang of four hooded men threatened a Brixton Hill shopkeeper with a gun and a knife before making off with money, vodka and cigarettes, police said as they appeal for information.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Good times with Greenall's!

Good times with Greenall’s, a Great British gin sponsors Great British racing.

Read more
Escape to the picturesque sights of Cornwall

Summer is finally here, and what is the number one holiday location in the UK during the warmer months? Cornwall, of course!

Read more
Adrenalin junkies, this one's for you!

An icon of British engineering and a consistent favourite of James Bond, there are few names quite as legendary in motoring as Aston Martin.

Read more