"I was with my nephew and … hoping to catch a glance of a famous politician. Other tourists standing with us were also shocked and some were even inadvertently filming the incident …To make matters worse for the police, their alleged witness has now recanted. A "police constable with the diplomatic protection group has been arrested on suspicion of misconduct in a public office", but the Metropolitan Police Commissioner says that "there is more to this than meets the eye" and hopes that "when people hear the full story they will support what we've done." Meanwhile, the head of the Metropolitan Police Federation, John Tully, says that his federation "unequivocally and categorically refutes any allegation that it was part of a conspiracy to unseat a cabinet minister."
"I, having a keen interest in politics and the Conservative party, knew it was Andrew Mitchell, MP for Sutton Coldfield. Imagine to our horror when we heard Mr Mitchell shout very loudly at the police officers guarding [blanked out by Channel 4] our country. He just continued to shout obscenities at the poor police officers."
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