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.

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