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Met chief 'sorry' over plebgate probe

Met chief 'sorry' over plebgate probe

The head of the Metropolitan Police has apologised for giving the impression that he might not have an open mind on the investigation into the 'plebgate' row involving former Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell.

Met Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe told the Home Affairs Committee he did have an "open mind" about the probe, even though he had suggested in media interviews that he would back up police officers' versions of the events that led to Mr Mitchell's resignation.

He also said that he expected an internal inquiry into the epsode to report at the end of this month or early next month.

Committee chair Keith Vaz was at times unimpressed with Mr Hogan-Hower's comments, telling him: "You don't seem to have any real regret over anything that happened."

But the Met Chief insisted "I do have an open mind. If any of my comments have left people with the view that I haven't got an open mind then I'm sorry about that... In terms of our overall inquiry I am open minded," he told MPs on the Home Affairs Select Committee.

Mr Hogan-Howe also admitted he had not seen the CCTV footage of the incident where Mr Mitchell allegedly called police officers "plebs", but had now seen "the material that is in the public domain".

 

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