Lord Hanningfield wins compensation case

Disgraced Essex Peer Lord Hanningfield has won his compensation case against the police for wrongful arrest.

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Compensation will go to Essex cancer charity

A former Tory peer found guilty of fiddling his House of Lords expenses, has successfully sued Essex Police over his arrest for a separate fraud allegation.

While Lord Hanningfield was leader of Essex County Council, it was alleged he'd fraudulently used his corporate credit card.

No charges were brought and the 72-year-old claimed he was unlawfully arrested.

Today a High Court judge agreed with him, and awarded £3,500 in damages. Serena Sandhu reports.

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