Number of police officers suspected of conspiring about Andrew Mitchell in 'Plebgate' row rises to 10Inquiry into allegations has widened following fresh informationIPCC operation now encompasses officers from four forces: Metropolitan Police, West Mercia, West Midlands and Warwickshire Some accused of fabricating allegations and of leaking details to press By Arthur Martin PUBLISHED: 12:43 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:41 GMT, 25 March 2013 At least ten police officers are now suspected of discrediting former cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell over the Plebgate affair. The criminal investigation into the alleged attempts to smear the former Tory chief whip has widened after the Independent Police Complaints Commission received fresh information. Ten officers from four forces are being investigated by the watchdog
Luxury goods worth 11MILLION seized from Saudi Princess to help pay her extravagant shopping billsMaha Al-Sudairi helped herself to goods worth millions in French capital IOU notes handed to shopkeepers were usually acceptedJudge has now ruled contents of three storage units to be sold off By Peter Allen PUBLISHED: 21:13 GMT, 7 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:55 GMT, 8 March 2013 Luxury goods worth more than 11 million are to be seized from a Saudi princess to pay her shopping bills, a Paris judge ordered today. Maha Al-Sudairi, who was once married to the country’s late Crown Prince, helped herself to millions of pounds worth of goods whenever she visited the French capital. As well as art works and jewellery, they included 5,500 worth of luxury chocolates, and 1.4m on the hire of two Rolls Royce Phantoms and ‘around 30 chauffers’ to take her shopping.
Diplomatic protection officer facing jail after he admits leaving his post at the Israeli embassy to meet loverRicci Giff, 38, admitted three counts of misconduct in a public officeMet Melissa Ramsden, who worked for the Israeli tourist board, three timesGiff was initially charged with surrendering his weapon and CS spray But the charge was later amended to remove reference to the embassyJudge Anthony Leonard QC adjourned sentencing until later this month By Mario Ledwith PUBLISHED: 20:40 GMT, 5 March 2013 | UPDATED: 20:40 GMT, 5 March 2013 Guilty: Ricci Giff, from Sandy, Bedfordshire, admitted three counts of misconduct in a public office at Southwark Crown Court A diplomatic protection officer is facing jail after abandoning his post at the Israeli embassy in London to meet his lover. Ricci Giff, 38, left his patrol on three occasions to see Melissa Ramsden, a PR manager for the Israeli tourist board who later committed suicide
The police union that turned into a wounded animal | UPDATED: 00:44 GMT, 24 December 2012 Power: Bernard Hogan-Howe, who was assistant commissioner of human resources at the Met between 2001 and 2004, is under no illusion about how powerful the Fed can be For decades, the Police Federation has terrified senior politicians and police officers.
Plebgate crisis engulfs Met Chief: Hogan-Howe 'compromised by police stitch-up of ex-chief whip'Scotland Yard is investigating claims of a conspiracy against Mr MitchellMet Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan Howe returns from holiday early as he is drawn into scandal Mail on Sunday reveals officer at centre of the storm as Toby Rowland | UPDATED: 00:53 GMT, 24 December 2012 Scotland Yard boss Bernard Hogan-Howe was fighting for his credibility last night as senior Tories said he was ‘completely compromised’ by the police ‘stitch-up’ of Andrew Mitchell. The Metropolitan Police Commissioner flew home from holiday amid claims that he blindly accepted the word of officers in Downing Street who said the former Tory chief whip called them ‘plebs’.
So why did No 10 throw Mitchell to the lions | UPDATED: 23:44 GMT, 23 December 2012 Vilified by police as an arrogant snob who'd called Downing Street officers 'f****** plebs and morons', Mitchell was forced out of Government They say a lie is halfway round the world before the truth has got its boots on. But when the lie is told by police the truth might never be known.
DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Shadow of fear over public’s right to know | UPDATED: 23:27 GMT, 17 December 2012 'Plebgate': An officer has been arrested for allegedly leaking details of Mitchell's outburst to the Press In a chilling foretaste of a clampdown on the public’s right to know, a diplomatic protection officer is arrested on suspicion of leaking details of Andrew Mitchell’s ‘plebgate’ row to the Press. This paper takes no sides in the dispute over what the former Tory Chief Whip said to police when they refused to open the main gates of Downing Street to allow him to ride through on his bicycle. All we know is that the incident, in which Mr Mitchell belatedly admitted swearing at officers (though he denies calling them ‘plebs’), was deemed serious enough to cost him his Government job
Spain accused of 'act of war' off Gibraltar after two naval vessels enter waters around The RockConservative MP Bob Stewart demands a 'robust response'UK Government has protested to Spain through diplomatic channels | UPDATED: 20:27 GMT, 13 December 2012 Spain was accused of an 'act of war' today after its naval ships repeatedly entered the territorial waters of Gibraltar. Bob Stewart, Tory MP for Beckenham, said the British Government needed to 'respond robustly to this aggravation' after Commons Leader Andrew Lansley said two Spanish naval vessels entered the waters of Gibraltar on Monday. He said they were given radio warnings before leaving but Mr Stewart, a former colonel, said the incursion was illegal and the Government needed to 'do something about it'
Police raid Oldie offices as part of Yewtree investigation | UPDATED: 23:45 GMT, 11 December 2012 Police have raided the offices of The Oldie magazine as part of the Yewtree investigation.