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Complainant Name:
Mr P Ashley

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Hastings & St Leonards Observer

Complaint:

Mr P Ashley of Hastings complained that an article had inaccurately contended that his court case had been adjourned to determine the ownership of a fence he had been accused of damaging. It had also misrepresented his age.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published a follow up story, making clear that the complainant had been accused of damaging a fence an accusation which he had denied and that the charge had been withdrawn by the Crown Prosecution Service. The article also made clear that the complainant had been 62 at the time of the alleged offence.

Report: 73



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