Plebgate row officers to be questioned

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The Warwickshire police officer accused of trying to discredit former chief whip Andrew Mitchell during the plebgate row is to appear before MPs.

Det Sgt Stuart Hinton and two other officers have been accused by the police watchdog of misrepresenting Mr Mitchell after a meeting they had following claims he called Downing Street police officers “plebs”.

Mr Mitchell, who has always denied the claim, later resigned from the cabinet.

On Monday, the three officers said they had not planned to mislead the public.

Yesterday (Wednesday), the officers’ chief constables were due to appear before the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee to be questioned about why they decided the three should not face disciplinary action over their meeting with Mr Mitchell.

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