Jefferies will never recover from "reckless" coverage

The retired teacher was arrested and then released by police last year.

The retired teacher was arrested and then released by police last year.

Retired teacher Chris Jefferies has said he will never recover from the ordeal of being vilified in the press after he was questioned by police investigating the murder of Bristol architect Jo Yeates.

Miss Yeates disappeared on 17 December last year. Jefferies was arrested on 30 December and then released by police on 1 January.

On 29 July, eight newspapers - The Sun, Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror, Daily Mail, Daily Record, Daily Express, Daily Star and Scotsman - together paid substantial libel damages to Jefferies over 40 articles published in late December 2010 and early January 2011.

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