Woodwards paid pounds 40,000 by `Mail'

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The Independent Online
A DAY after Louise Woodward stated she did not want to sell her story to the media, it has been revealed that her parents were paid pounds 40,000 by a tabloid newspaper last year.

Sue and Gary Woodward are said to have told the Daily Mail the payment for an exclusive story was "necessary" to help fund their daughter's legal bills. The Boston Herald said the money was paid last November. This was confirmed last night by the Mail. A spokesman said the payment was made when Woodward's conviction for murder was widely believed to have been a miscarriage of justice.