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Complainant Name:
Mr Morien Jones

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Times

Complaint:

Mr Morien Jones of Dyfed complained that the newspaper had inaccurately reported – and published criticism of him on the basis – that he had filmed his neighbour sunbathing naked in her own garden. In fact, his neighbour was filmed – for the purposes of providing evidence for a prosecution – when she was walking naked on and around Mr Jones’ property.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper removed the relevant articles from the internet and published the following apology: “In articles concerning a case at Cardigan of indecent exposure (News, May 25; Comment, May 26) we reported that Morien Jones told the magistrates that he had videotaped his neighbour, Lynett Burgess, sunbathing naked in her garden. In fact the film of a naked Miss Burgess was taken while she was on Mr Jones' property, walking along the shared drive and in front of his house. No film of Miss Burgess on her own property was taken. The footage was taken by a builder who had been recording renovations to Mr Jones' house. Mr Jones had called the police because he was concerned about the effect Miss Burgess' actions were having on his three young children. We apologise for the errors and for any misleading impression given of Mr Jones.”

Report: 73



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