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'Plebgate': Andrew Mitchell loses libel case

Former chief whip Andrew Mitchell probably did call police officers "plebs", a judge has said as he ruled against the Tory MP in a High Court libel action.

Mr Justice Mitting described Mr Mitchell's behaviour as "childish" and said he found the MP's version of events inconsistent with CCTV footage of the row in Downing Street in 2012.

Mr Mitchell, who may face costs of £2m, said he was "bitterly disappointed".

Daniel Sandford reports.

  • 27 Nov 2014
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