Croydon Advertiser reporter Gareth Davies has won his two-year battle to get a “prevention of harassment” notice against him rescinded.
His employers were set to take the matter to a judicial review hearing after failing in a bid to get the letter overturned by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
A Trinity Mirror spokesperson said: “We are pleased to confirm that we have reached a settlement with the IPCC and Metropolitan Police on the matter of the Police Information Notice (PIN) which was served on Gareth Davies of the Croydon Advertiser in 2014.
The Police have revoked the PIN and Gareth will be provided with written confirmation of this.
“The Police and IPCC will also pay most of the legal costs of the proceedings and will write to the College of Policing to request a review of the guidance on using PINs with journalists.
“We are pleased this matter has been resolved in the right way and that we were able to support Gareth in reaching this point.”
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