On July 12, 2011, in an article titled "Detective to Sue News of the World Publisher," we reported that Jonathan Rees murdered his former business partner, Daniel Morgan.

This statement is not true, and was published by us notwithstanding that it is wholly incorrect. We did not contact Mr Rees before the article was published to check the allegation. The charges against Mr Rees were in fact abandoned on March 11, 2011, following a lengthy abuse of process argument. We therefore unequivocally retract and withdraw our incorrect allegation. We sincerely apologise to Mr Rees for our error.