North Belfast community worker’s libel action against Sunday World is settled

Belfast High Court
Belfast High Court

A north Belfast community worker yesterday settled a libel action brought over press allegations about him.

Philip Lamont issued proceedings following claims made in the Sunday World newspaper.

Details of the alleged defamatory material cannot be disclosed for legal reasons.

A three-day hearing had been due to get under way in front of a jury at the High Court in Belfast.

Victims campaigner Raymond McCord was set to give evidence on behalf of the defendants.

However, following out of court negotiations a confidential resolution was reached. Counsel for Mr Lamont confirmed that the action was to be stayed on terms endorsed.