Former Cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell
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Andrew Mitchell: 'An extraordinarily difficult year'

Former Cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell has told the BBC that accusations that he called a police officer a ''pleb'' have taken a considerable toll on his family.

The MP denied the claim but resigned as Chief Whip after the scandal last September. Eight people including five police officers have been bailed in relation to the incident.

The CPS says it will now decide whether to bring charges.

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