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Last Updated: Tuesday, 19 September 2006, 22:54 GMT 23:54 UK
Comedian's father 'given damages'
Jimmy Carr
Jimmy Carr had accused his father of harassment
The father of comedian Jimmy Carr has been given damages from the police, his solicitors have said.

Jim Carr, 61, was arrested in March 2004 after his sons Jimmy and Colin had accused him of harassing them.

He was later acquitted of all charges and the Metropolitan Police have agreed to pay Mr Carr compensation, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors said.

The brothers had accused him of sending them abusive messages, a charge Mr Carr denied and was cleared of in 2004.

Mr Carr said in a statement: "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."

The Metropolitan Police was not available for comment.

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