Millwall owner gets apology and £45,000 from Steve Norris over defamatory tweet

19 July 2017 11:27
• John Berylson gets damages for blackmail claim over Millwall land• Former cabinet minister Norris says sorry over any harm causedThe former Conservative cabinet minister Steve Norris has agreed to pay £45,000 in costs and issue a public apology to Millwall’s owner, John Berylson, over a comment made by Norris on Twitter.The legal settlement is the latest twist in the Millwall compulsory purchase saga that saw Lewisham council attempt to seize land occupied by the club’s community trust in order to sell it to a small offshore-registered developer called Renewal. Norris, best known for his role in privatising the railways in John Major’s government, is chairman of the Surrey Canal Sports Foundation, a charitable company set up to offer an element of public benefit in the controversial housing scheme. Related: Millwall and the battle over The Den: how the controversy has unfolded Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian