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Metropolitan Police officer pursues successful claim for libel against the Sunday Express

28 January 2010

Slater and Gordon Lawyers acted for this Metropolitan police officer in her libel claim against The Sunday Express. Our client had been accused of making checks on the Police National Computer and passing classified information on to a career criminal and his gang after she began an affair with him. The article also suggested that our client had threatened to sue the Metropolitan Police for wrongful arrest and sexual and racial discrimination, embarrassing the Met into reinstating her. The case was settled with Express Newspapers publishing an apology and paying the officer damages and costs of £15,000.