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Complainant Name:
A woman

Clauses Noted: 1, 3

Publication: Bolton Evening News

Complaint:

A woman complained that the newspaperís reporting of a house fire had been misleading. Specifically, she contended that the photograph used had clearly displayed her house number, and that this would misleading imply to readers that the DIY blunder which caused the fire had taken place at her home.

Resolution:
The complaint was resolved when the newspaper wrote a private letter of apology to the complainant, ensuring that greater care would be taken in the future when covering stories of this nature.

Report: 73



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