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Complainant Name:
Mr Ian Pinney

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Dorset Echo

Complaint:
Mr Ian Pinney of Dorset complained that an article had wrongly claimed that he had admitted repeatedly punching his wife. Although he was convicted for assault, he told the court he had only struck her once with the back of his hand. He also contended that the article contained other inaccurate details.

Resolution:
The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published a correction, but not an apology, on the first point and annotated its records to reflect the complainantís concerns over other, more minor details in the article.

Report: 61



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