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Baby P's father has libel damages reduced to £50,000

Peter Connelly
Image caption Peter Connelly's natural father was wrongly accused of raping a 14-year-old girl

Baby P's natural father who was falsely accused of sex offences has had a libel award of £75,000 cut to £50,000.

In 2010 The People said the father, known as KC, was convicted of raping a 14-year-old girl, and he won a libel case in March.

Three Court of Appeal judges reduced the damages to £50,000 saying the original figure was "excessive".

Peter Connelly, 17 months old, was found dead with more than 50 injuries in 2007.

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