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Damages: Michael Barrymore

Damages: Michael Barrymore

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Damages: Michael Barrymore

Entertainer Michael Barrymore should receive only "nominal" damages over the wrongful arrest he says destroyed his career, leading judges have heard.

The comedian, who is claiming over £2.4m from Essex Police, was at the Court of Appeal in London yesterday as the claim was made by a QC for the force.

Mr Barrymore launched a High Court damages action after he was arrested and detained in June 2007 on suspicion of the rape and murder of 31-year-old Stuart Lubbock, who was found in the swimming pool at his home in Essex six years earlier.

The litigation follows a High Court ruling that Mr Barrymore was entitled to "recover more than nominal damages".

Belfast Telegraph