‘Plebgate’ bike placed on eBay

Andrew Mitchell is selling the infamous bike to raise money for charity Nyumbani. Picture: PA

Andrew Mitchell is selling the infamous bike to raise money for charity Nyumbani. Picture: PA

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THE bicycle belonging to former chief whip Andrew Mitchell, who was at the centre of the “Plebgate” row, is now up 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.

The 18-speed two-wheeler, complete with front basket, has so far attracted one anonymous bid of £200, but will stay on sale until Thursday at 7pm.

Mr Mitchell – who denies the allegation that he called the officers “plebs” – was forced to resign after a series of damaging headlines.

He has now put his “hard-working” Reflux Westminster on sale as he seeks to give it a “good home out of the limelight”.

Proceeds will go to charity.

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