A Scout master dismissed for comparing a Muslim leader who wore a niqab face veil to the Star Wars villain Darth Vader has accepted damages and legal costs from the Scouts.
Brian Walker, 63, received a payment of £1,500 in an out-of-court settlement, and withdrew a discrimination claim due to go to court in Bristol in November.
He singled out an article featuring a female Muslim scout leader said to be taking girls canoeing while wearing a full Islamic veil. He wrote: "Hello! Canoeists don't dress like this ... because they need all-round unobstructed vision ... Of course they will most likely drown wearing that Darth Vader tent!"