Louis Charalambous, Christopher Jefferies' lawyer
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Jo Yeates landlord Christopher Jefferies wins damages

The landlord of landscape architect Jo Yeates has accepted "substantial damages" from eight newspapers over libel claims, his lawyer has said.

Christopher Jefferies, from Bristol, sued the paper over articles published when he was arrested on suspicion of her murder last December.

Mr Jefferies' lawyer, Louis Charalambous, said his client had been "victim of the... character assassination conducted by the worst elements of the British tabloid media", but that he was "satisfied with the outcome".

Miss Yeates' neighbour, Dutch national Vincent Tabak, 33, has admitted her manslaughter and awaits a murder trial.

Mr Jefferies, a retired teacher, was proven to be "entirely innocent", Attorney General Dominic Grieve has said.

  • 29 Jul 2011
  • From the section UK