A POLICE officer has been sacked following the investigation into the "plebgate" row in Downing Street, Scotland Yard said.

Susan Johnson, a serving police constable with the diplomatic protection group, was dismissed yesterday without notice after a gross misconduct case against her was found to be proven, the Met said.

Pc Keith Wallis, a Met diplomatic protection officer, was jailed after he admitted lying about witnessing the row that ultimately led to the resignation of Cabinet Minister Andrew Mitchell.

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Scotland Yard said Pc Johnson, who was not on duty at the time of the incident in Downing Street, was arrested on July 3 on suspicion of misconduct in a public office.