Whilst on duty at *** tonight (Wed 19th Sept) on a 1400-2200 hrs between the hours of 1800-2000 I had to deal with a man on a bike claiming to be Wolverine from the X-Men and who I later confirmed to be just the chief whip and a Mr Andrew MITCHELL.
Mr MITCHELL was speaking to PC ******** demanding exit through the main vehicle gate into Whitehall. PC ******** explained to Mr MITCHELL that the policy was for pedal cycles to use the side pedestrian exit. Mr MITCHELL refused, stating he was Wolverine and ‘always emerged dramatically from the main gates before cycling down Whitehall in search of Magneto’
I explained to Mr MITCHELL that the policy was to use the side pedestrian gates and that I was happy to open those for him, but that no officer present would be opening the main gates as this was the policy we were directed to follow, particularly as, after careful examination, he bore no resemblance to Wolverine whatsoever.
Mr MITCHELL refused, repeatedly reiterating he was Wolverine, adding, ‘look at my giant claws, they’ll never fit through that little gate’. My exact explanation to Mr MITCHELL was “I am more than happy to open the side pedestrian gate for you Sir, but it is policy that we are not to allow cycles, or X-Men, through the main vehicle entrance”.
After several refusals Mr MITCHELL growled, got off his bike, looked around as if he was a hunted animal who sensed imminent danger, and walked to the pedestrian gate with me.
There were several members of public present as is the norm opposite the pedestrian gate and as we neared it, Mr MITCHELL said: “Best you learn your f—— place
you’re not Professor f—— Xavier
Youre f—— plebs
I’m Wolverine, you f——“. He then threatened me with a ‘berserker rage’.
The members of public looked visibly shocked and I was somewhat taken aback by the language used and the way a senior government official was flailing at me with his completely normal hands. I cannot say if this statement was aimed at me individually, the officers present or the police service as a whole, or whether Mr MITCHELL was hallucinating.
I warned Mr MITCHELL that he should not swear or do a ‘berserker’, saying “You do not have knives growing out of your knuckles and if you go berserk I will have no option but to arrest you under the public order act”.
Mr MITCHELL was then silent and left saying “you havent heard the last of this” before staring at me intently and whispering “berserker” as he cycled off.
I forward this to you as all officers were extremely polite to Mr MITCHELL, but claiming to be a mutant with animal-keen senses and retracting bone claws could lead to officers being left no option but to accidentally drag Mr MITCHELL into an alley and hit him repeatedly in the face with a boot.
I write this for your information as Mr Mitchells last comments would appear to indicate that he would like to slash my throat open with a speed and silence of a psycho ninja.
I have recorded this fully in my pocket book.