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Chris Packham awarded £90,000 damages in libel case against website

Naturalist wins claim over articles on Country Squire Magazine website that accused him of lying about charity

Chris Packham has been awarded £90,000 in libel damages from a website that alleged he lied in order to persuade people to donate money to a wildlife sanctuary.

The prominent naturalist successfully sued over nine articles, published on the Country Squire Magazine website, including those relating to his involvement with the Wildheart Trust, which runs a wildlife sanctuary on the Isle of Wight. The losing defendants were also ordered to make an interim payment of £400,000 towards Packham’s costs.

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