Times Libel Ruling Restores Reynolds Public Interest Defence

By: Owen Bowcott | Guardian.co.uk

Publication by the Times of allegations about police corruption involving the extradition of Russian oligarchs was legitimate, the supreme court has ruled in a judgment which significantly restores the so-called Reynolds public interest defence.

Five supreme court justices on Wednesday unanimously found in favour of Times publisher Times Newspapers and against Detective Sergeant Gary Flood of the Metropolitan police‘s extradition unit, who claimed he had been libelled by the report.

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