Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 30 August 2015

Andrew Mitchell's ‘plebgate’ bike on sale for charity

Published 29/04/2013

Andrew Mitchell denies the allegation that he called the officers 'plebs'
Andrew Mitchell denies the allegation that he called the officers 'plebs'

Former chief whip Andrew Mitchell's bicycle, which was at the centre of the “plebgate” row, is now for sale on eBay.

Mr Mitchell was riding the seven-year-old bike when police officers refused to let him leave Downing Street via the main gate in September last year.

It was claimed that Mr Mitchell swore at the officers and called them “plebs” and he was forced to resign after a series of damaging headlines. Mr Mitchell strenuously denies the allegation that he called the officers plebs and Scotland Yard are investigating the dispute.

All proceeds from the auction of the bicycle will go to the charity Nyumbani UK, which helps HIV and AIDS affected children in Kenya.

The 18-speed Reflex Westminster is on sale until Thursday at 7pm.

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