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Plebgate PC demanding damages

THE policeman at the centre of the Plebgate row is demanding up to £200,000 in compensation from former Cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell.

Toby Rowland has filed court papers repeating his claim that Mr Mitchell used the term "plebs" during their confrontation in Downing Street in 2012.

He also argues that the then chief whip changed his story after effectively admitting in a phone call that he had said the disputed words.

The documents are reportedly have been lodged as part of the libel battle between the MP, the Pc and The Sun.

Stating his case in detail for the first time since the incident, the policeman is demanding up to £200,000 in "aggravated damages for slander" and has asked for an injunction to "restrain" Mr Mitchell, and those acting on his behalf, from repeating the words.

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