Guardian in £50,000 payout over Nuclear claim

Retired production engineer Peter Griffin has accepted damages of
£50,000 from the Guardian after it claimed he was involved in Libya’s
nuclear weapons programme.
The February article was headlined: “Britons ‘had
key role in Libyan nuclear arms'”.
The High Court was told today by Griffin’s solicitor Robert Dougans,
from Carter-Ruck, that the allegations were “completely false”.
He said: “The Guardian’s article was extremely
upsetting for Mr Griffin, who was hoping to enjoy a peaceful and happy
retirement. The Guardian’s efforts to contact Mr Griffin before
publication were unfortunately unsuccessful and he did not have the
opportunity to comment on or refute the allegations against him.”
For full report see Press Gazette on 6/5/2005.
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