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John Yates in libel victory against Met Police Commissioner


Former Assistant Metropolitan Police Commissioner John Yates has succeeded in his libel complaint against Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe. In April this year, the Commissioner circulated a memorandum to the Home Secretary, Foreign Office and senior and middle-ranking police officers which contained false and defamatory allegations about Mr Yates. The Commissioner has now issued a correction and agreed to make a donation to Mr Yates’ chosen charity, the Police Widows & Orphans Fund, and pay Mr Yates’ legal costs.



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