William Spicer receives an apology from The Daily Mail.

Mr William Spicer received an apology from Associated Newspapers Limited publisher of the Daily Mail after bringing a defamation claim against the newspaper after it published an article online on 26th January 2017.

The apology reads as follows;

“An article dated 26 January 2017 about the tragic death of Kingston University student Hina Shamim at the hands of a dangerous driver contained the erroneous suggestion that William Spicer bore culpability for Ms Shamim’s death as he had been racing his own BMW with the BMW car driven by Farid Reza that mowed her down. We accept that while Mr Spicer was convicted of careless driving, having been driving behind Reza at more than twice the 30 mph speed limit, he bore no responsibility for Ms Shamim’s death or the injury to a child in Reza’s car (contrary to our original article, there was no child in Mr Spicer’s car). We apologise for our error and we further note that Mr Spicer now regrets the manner of his driving on this occasion and no longer drives a car at all.”

 

 

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