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Police log reveals details of Andrew Mitchell's 'pleb' rant

The Telegraph, 25 September 2012
Publié le : 25 septembre 2012
 Robert Winnett 
The Daily Telegraph today publishes in full the 442-word police log of the incident in which the Conservative Chief Whip abused officers after being asked to use a side gate. David Cameron defied calls for an official investigation into the incident after Sir Jeremy Heywood, the Cabinet Secretary, discussed the matter with Bernard Hogan-Howe, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner.

But Downing Street struggled to draw a line under the scandal and aides admitted that the Prime Minister had not read the official police record.

Mr Mitchell has admitted swearing at the officers but denies calling them “plebs”. The police record, a contemporaneous note of the incident, clearly records him having used the term amid a flurry of expletives.

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