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Ex-Dragon Duncan Bannatyne loses Press legal fight

By Brian Farmer

Published 08/12/2015

Ruling: Duncan Bannatyne
Ruling: Duncan Bannatyne

Businessman and television personality Duncan Bannatyne provided false evidence during a divorce money fight with his former wife, a judge has said.

Judge David Hodge said Mr Bannatyne's aim was to mislead a court for financial gain. He added that Mr Bannatyne later corrected "the situation".

Detail emerged in a ruling by the judge after Mr Bannatyne became involved in a legal fight with a newspaper publisher over whether the public could be told what he did. The judge ruled in favour of Associated Newspapers, which publishes the Daily Mail.

He said there was a public interest in exposing attempts to mislead a court even if the person involved had repented.

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