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Robert Murat receives damages from Sky News

ROBERT MURAT, a former arguido in the Madeleine McCann Case, has been awarded undisclosed libel damages from British Sky Broadcasting Ltd.

The compensation comes after an article and video were posted on the Sky News website after the disappearance of Madeleine McCann claiming that Robert Murat’s behaviour was “reminiscent of child murderer Ian Huntley.”

The article, which remained online until April this year, also claimed that Robert Murat had deliberately tried to mislead journalists by posing as an official working with police in the investigation.

An unreserved apology was issued on behalf of British Sky Broadcasting by Victoria Shore, counsel for the media company.

This is the latest compensation payment to be made to Robert Murat (see The Resident edition July 25) who received 600,000 pounds sterling in July following allegations in more than 100 articles.