BREAKEND NEWS: Innocent trader who repaired William Tyrrell's washing machine sues the police for treating him as a suspect
William Tyrrell has been missing since 2014
Lawyers for Bill Spedding, a repairman on the northwest coast of the NSW and a one-time stakeholder in William Tyrrell's disappearance, say they will sue the NSW police for his treatment and damage to his reputation.
Mr. Spedding visited the home of William & # 39; s foster grandmother Kendall three days before William's disappearance on September 12, 2014 to repair a washing machine, but has always strongly denied the involvement.
Police searched Mr. Spedding's home in Bonny Hills in January 2015 and emptied his septic tank, but found no evidence that Mr. Spedding was associated with William.
Mr. Spedding's lawyer, Peter O & # 39; Brien, confirmed Friday that AAP would take legal action against the police based on malicious prosecution, deception in public office and business abuse.
The claim will be submitted next week.
Monday's investigation into William's disappearance heard Mr. Spedding and his wife meet for coffee around 9:30 am in Laurieton, a 15-minute drive from Kendall, on the day William was missing. Then they went to a school meeting across the street to see that a child under their care was awarded a prize.
William went missing in Kendall around 10.15 am.
Mr. Spedding said this week that the intense police and media control he has endured has had a devastating effect on him and his family.
No one has ever been accused of William's disappearance.
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