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Complainant Name:
Mr David Butler

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Leigh Journal

Complaint:

Mr David Butler of Leigh complained on behalf of his daughter’s partner, Mr Paul Meah, that an article reporting that Mr Meah had been acquitted of three sex charges had misleadingly described the circumstances surrounding the third charge.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published an apology which clarified that the judge had directed the jury to disregard the third charge as the prosecution had offered no credible evidence to support its position.

Report: 72



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