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Complainant Name:
A woman

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Sussex Express

Complaint:

A woman from East Sussex complained that an article which reported that her son had killed a Koi carp at a popular tourist attraction was inaccurate and misleading.

Resolution:

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

'Our front-page article of April 21 reported that two children, one aged 13 and the other 14, illegally entered Paradise Park, Newhaven, and used golf clubs to kill a Koi carp. The 13-year-old, while accepting that he should not have gone into the park in the way he did, has denied using a golf club or taking any part in the killing of the fish. He also denies swearing or “mooning” at park staff in the past. The police subsequently decided to take no action against him over the death of the Koi carp. The Sussex Express is happy to clarify the position'.

Report: 73



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