Defamation- CPS

Armstrongs succeeded in a defamation claim brought by Mark Bridger against the Crown Prosecution Service.

The claim arose out of an email of the 7th January 2009 sent by the Crown Prosecution Service to Mr Bridger’s employer, Bexhill College.

Mr Bridger had been acquitted in December 2008 at the Hove Crown Court of two charges of rape and one charge of sexual assault. The email sent to Mr Bridger’s employer failed to advise his employer of this.

Proceedings were issued by Mr Bridger for  defamation of character  and an injunction.

The claim was settled shortly after the issue of proceedings.

The Defendants represented by The Treasury Solicitor agreed to pay compensation to Mr Bridger along with his legal costs and an agreed apology.