landlord arrested on suspicion of murdering
has launched legal action against a series of newspapers, it was
public school teacher Chris Jefferies, 66, was quizzed for several days
over the murder of his neighbour in Bristol before being released from
police bail without charge last month.
started libel and privacy claims against The Sun, the Daily Mirror, the
Daily Mail, the Daily Express, the Daily Star and the Daily Record over
articles published in December and January, his lawyers said.
claims are expected to be launched against local newspapers over the
next few weeks.
statement on behalf of his legal team read: "Mr Jefferies will not be
making any statement about these claims until their conclusion, which he
hopes will be in the very near future."
Jefferies is represented by Louis Charalambous, of Simons Muirhead &
Burton, who won £600,000 libel damages for
after he was falsely accused of involvement in the disappearance of