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Complainant Name:
Mr and Mrs Richards

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Peterborough Evening Telegraph

Complaint:
Mr and Mrs Richards of Lincolnshire complained that the newspaper had published inaccurate articles about their son, Darrell Richards, who is serving a six year prison sentence for supplying heroin. The newspaper had claimed that he had written to it boasting that he was making 1000 a week selling heroin from his cell. The letter was a hoax: Mr Richards wrote no such letter, indeed was not in the prison from which it was sent, and has never claimed to be selling drugs at all in prison.

Resolution:
The newspaper published a correction and apology.

Report: 64



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