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Complainant Name:
A woman

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Derby Telegraph

Complaint:

A woman from Derby complained that an article reporting on a girl who needed stitches after a dog bite was inaccurate.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the PCC published the following statement on its website setting out the complainant’s position on the incident: that the girl had run up to the dog calling her name and stroking her head; that she had suddenly bent down grabbing the dog by its head, putting her face close to the dog’s face and startling her; that the girl’s face was not covered in blood; that telephone numbers were exchanged between the child’s parents and the dog’s owners; and that the police had tested the dog and stated that he was not a dangerous dog.

Report: 73



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