Man wrongly convicted of bombing wins libel damages.
Paddy Hill, who spent 16 years in prison before his conviction was quashed in 1991, brought High Court proceedings over a reference to him in An Anthology Of Modern Irish Poetry.
In the preface to a selection of poems by Pearse Hutchinson - including British Justice dedicated to Mr Hill - editor Wes Davis wrote that Mr Hill was "one of the six men accused, perhaps wrongly, of bombing a pub in Birmingham, England".
Counsel Lucy Moorman told Mr Justice Eady in London that this was seriously defamatory of Mr Hill and damaging to the reputation of the Miscarriages of Justice Organisation which he had set up.
"Mr Hill fought for years to establish his innocence and to rebuild his life and restore his good name.''
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|Publication:||Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)|
|Date:||Oct 13, 2010|
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