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Complainant Name:
Mr Roy Minson

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Lancashire Telegraph

Complaint:

Mr Roy Minson of Cornwall complained at the request of his daughter Ann Titley, that an article had reported the police’s inaccurate claim that her husband, Mark Titley, was paranoid and a regular self harmer.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following apology:


On 12 May 2005 an article appeared in the Lancashire Evening Telegraph which included a comment from a police spokesman that Mark Titley of Osborne Terrace, Stackstead was ‘prone to self harm and was paranoid’.

Lancashire Constabulary would like to stress that there is no evidence to suggest that Mr Titley ever self harmed prior to his death on 10 May 2005.

They would like to apologise to Mrs Titley and her family for any distress caused by their supply of incorrect information and for the insensitive release of information relating to a possible medical condition.

Report: 73



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