Victoria Police clear Peter Tziotzis as he pursues defamation case against Channel 9

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Melbourne funeral director Peter Tziotzis is continuing his fight for justice after news reports by A Current Affairs (ACA) in November 2022 and March 2023 alleged he had stolen clothing and jewellery off a dead woman’s body.

As part of the story, Victoria Police were filmed attending the business.

The news reports were also re-published in various Channel 9 publications, including on the 9Now website and The Age, as well as on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter accounts associated with Channel 9.

At the time, Mr Tziotzis, who is the director of Peter Tziotzis Orthodox Funeral Services, denied all allegations against him and said that ACA’s version of events “is incorrect and without factual basis.”

Victoria Police confirmed on February 26 this year that there was insufficient evidence and that the matter would not be proceeding any further.

Mr Tziotzis and his business will now continue with defamation proceedings launched on 8 September 2023 against Channel 9, the relevant producer and the reporter responsible for the news report.

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