UK newspapers pay damages to man cleared of murder



UK newspapers pay damages to man cleared of murder London: Eight British newspapers are paying damages to a man arrested and later cleared in a murder investigation after he sued them over articles published during his arrest.

Christopher Jefferies was arrested last year by police investigating the murder of his tenant, Joanna Yeates. He was later released and another man confessed to killing the woman.

Jefferies was not in court today for the settlement against the publishers of The Sun, the Daily Mirror, the Sunday Mirror, the Daily Mail, the Daily Record, the Daily Express, the Daily Star and The Scotsman. The amount of the damages was not disclosed.

Separately, three judges found The Sun and the Daily Mirror in contempt of court for stories which were found to potentially jeopardise a prosecution.

PTI