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Complainant Name:
Commander Brian Paddick

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Sunday Times

Complaint:
Commander Brian Paddick of London complained that the newspaper had inaccurately called him an ‘outspoken advocate of the legalisation of cannabis’ and had misquoted him in its subsequent correction of this point. Mr Paddick had only suggested that a programme of legalisation or regulation would be suitable in the hypothetical circumstances of ‘starting with a blank piece of paper’.

Resolution:
The newspaper amended its records to reflect the complainant’s full and qualified opinion.

Report: 60



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