Pic shows: Andrew Mitchell and his wife Dr Sharon Bennett leave the High Court in London today 18.11.14
Police spun a "web of lies" that led to a "vitriolic" campaign against ex-chief whip Andrew Mitchell and his family, the High Court has heard.
Mr Mitchell resigned in 2012 in what became known as "plebgate", after the Sun said he had called officers plebs.
He is suing News Group Newspapers, with his lawyers arguing the police account of the incident was "wholly false".
The MP accepts that he swore when police refused to open a Downing Street gate for him to leave on his bicycle.
Also at the High Court in London, Mr Mitchell is being sued by one of the officers on duty at the time for comments he made following the incident.
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