Outward bound libel case

A libel hearing is imminent between the Outward Bound Trust Ltd and Mirror Group Newspapers. It follows a Daily Mirror story on 23 March last year relating to the canoeing tragedy at Lyme Regis, Dorset, in which four teenagers died and others ended up in hospital. The article referred to the party as having been on an outward bound course and the trust, which had nothing to do with it, claim the reference could be taken to infer they had, so the article swas defamatory.