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Complainant Name:
Mr Gary Waugh

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Western Mail

Complaint:

Mr Gary Waugh complained through his solicitors Knight Polson that an article had contained a number of inaccuracies in relation to his trial, the charges he was sentenced for, and his role in the credit card scam.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following clarification: We have been asked to point out by lawyers representing Gary Waugh, of Station Road, Gloucester, that his seven year sentence at Swindon Crown Court accurately reported in the Western Daily Press on June 13 consisted of five years drugs offences and two years for his part in a scam involving the theft of credit cards from Gloucester Royal Mail sorting office.

We are happy to make it clear that the references to Waugh being the criminal mastermind who made 65,000 from the credit card scam were made by the police officer who investigated the case and that the Judge who sentenced him referred to him having made 25,000 from the credit cards.

Report: 73



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