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Complainant Name:
Mr Mark Emmerson

Clauses Noted: 1, 3

Publication: Leigh Times


Mr Mark Emmerson of Leigh-on-Sea complained that a letter he had sent to his local councillor had been published by the newspaper as a readers letter to the editor without his consent. The complainant was also concerned that the final paragraph had been altered misleadingly.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper having explained the circumstances in which the letter was published wrote a private letter of apology to the complainant and gave an assurance that it would take greater care in future to confirm that letters it received were for publication.

Report: 73

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