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Complainant Name:
Mr Paul Major

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Scarborough Evening News

Complaint:
Mr Paul Major of Scarborough complained that the headline of the article was inaccurate, as he and his partner had not assaulted his estranged wife. The complainant was also concerned that the article had been misleading as it had set out the prosecutionís allegations as fact. He explained that all charges of assault were in fact dropped by the CPS.

Resolution:
The complaint was resolved after the newspaper offered to publish a clarification making clear that the headline of the article had been misleading, and that the complainant and his partner had not been charged with assault, but had agreed to be bound over to keep the peace.

Report: 72



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