Payout for Carr's dad

Compensation in family feud case

Jimmy Carr’s estranged father has been awarded compensation from police after being cleared of harassing the comic and his brother, his law firm claims.

Jim Carr was arrested in March 2004 after allegations he had sent abusive text and email messages to Jimmy, 34, and his brother Colin, 35.

He was cleared nine months later due to lack of evidence, and the Met have now agreed to give Mr Carr a ‘substantial’ sum in an out-of-court settlement, according to Irwin Mitchell solicitors.

In a statement about the long-running family feud, Mr Carr said: ‘I am just relieved that the Metropolitan Police have finally agreed to settle the case, as the way I was treated was unjust and completely wrong.

‘This was a private family matter and I wished for it to stay that way. However due to the failures of the Metropolitan Police the issue had been made public and people wrongfully thought I was harassing my two sons, I am just glad it is now all over.’

His lawyer, Iftikhar Manzoor said: ‘What Mr Carr has been through has been horrendous, and because of the fame one of his sons has gained it has unfortunately brought with it a level of negative publicity.

‘This has made my client's life very difficult, especially in light of the fact he was acquitted of all charges. My client is now relieved that the case is over and he can put it behind him.’


Published: 20 Sep 2006

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