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Cameron on 'serious' Mitchell 'pleb row' claims

David Cameron has described claims that a serving member of the Metropolitan Police "fabricated" evidence against the former Cabinet ministers Andrew Mitchell as "a very serious issue".

Channel 4 News has alleged that a police officer sent an email, purporting to be from a member of the public who witnessed the row between Mr Mitchell and police in Downing Street in September, in which he was said to have called them "plebs".

Mr Mitchell quit as government chief whip over the incident. He has called for an inquiry, with friends arguing he should return to office.

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