Andrew Reid, the solicitor representing Lord McAlpine, has told ITV News it is "lucky" no vigilante acted on the child abuse allegations wrongly directed at the Tory peer.
He added that Lord McAlpine was "sorry" he had ever found himself having to go through the High Court following the settlement of his libel action.
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