Second man arrested over Andrew Mitchell ‘plebgate’ row
10:44 20 December 2012
A man has been arrested and bailed in connection with the investigation into the Andrew Mitchell Downing Street row.
The 23-year-old was detained at 8pm last night on suspicion of intentionally encouraging or assisting the commission of an indictable offence and questioned at a London police station.
The suspect, who Scotland Yard said is not a police officer or member of police staff, is the second man to be arrested.
He was released on bail until a date next month.
The date of the alleged offence came a day after police received fresh information on a row - alleged to have taken place between Mr Mitchell and police officers at the Downing Street gates on September 19 - and one day before the officer was arrested.