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Complainant Name:
Chris Denning

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Walton and Weybridge Guardian


Chris Denning, a prisoner at HMP Wandsworth, complained that an article had inaccurately suggested that he was sacked by the BBC for making an inappropriate joke. He also clarified that he did not meet Kirk McKintyre who claimed to have been abused by the complainant and considered that the sentence he had received was unduly lenient at the Walton Hop and no-one had been charged in relation to the allegations made against him by Mr McKintyre.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following correction: Denning not sacked: in our edition of February 16 we ran an article on the jailing of the former Radio One DJ Christopher Denning for four years for assaulting boys which stated that he had been sacked by the station after making an inappropriate joke about young boys. We are happy to clarify that he was not in fact sacked by Radio One.

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