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Complainant Name:
Mrs Madeleine Crow

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Dartford Times

Complaint:

Mrs Madeleine Crow of Dartford complained that an article about the marathon, which was illustrated with a photograph of her running, had inaccurately attributed comments to her regarding Jade Goody running the marathon. In fact, the complainant said that she was running the marathon to raise money for the Lions Hospice and Ellenor Hospice and other than saying she had seen people calling out to Ms Goody she did not make any other comments about her.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published an item making clear the causes the complainant was supporting in running the marathon and clarifying that she had not been critical of Ms Goody. The editor also wrote to the complainant and apologised if the article had caused her offence.

Report: 73



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