On 6 & 19 March 2010 we published articles on the release of Egon Von Bulow, 63, after serving 36 years for the murder of a policeman.
They contained allegations we previously accepted were wrong when first published in 2006. We would like to make clear Mr Von Bulow was never held in a psychiatric unit and never met or tried to kill Moors Murderer Ian Brady. We should also have made clear he denies an obsession with Nazis and there is no evidence on the 1974 court file to this effect. We also accept he was never called the 'Jackboot Killer' and his Parole Board assessment prior to release specifically found no evidence of a severe personality disorder as we alleged.
We apologise for these errors and their further publication. We also regret that the 2006 article in which some of these errors first appeared remained on our website until this year.