Barry George wins libel damages

Barry George leaving court on 1 August 2008

The man cleared of murdering TV presenter Jill Dando after spending seven years in jail has won undisclosed libel damages from a newspaper group.

Barry George brought the case over claims that he was obsessed with singer Cheryl Cole and newsreader Kay Burley.

The claims made in 2008 in the Sunday Mirror, the People and on the Daily Mirror website have been withdrawn by owners MGN.

Mr George was acquitted of the 1999 murder of Miss Dando after a retrial.

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