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Complainant Name:
Mrs Diane Tribe

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Take a Break

Complaint:

Mrs Diane Tribe complained on behalf of her husband Martyn with signed authorisation that a real life story which featured her brother-in-law contained inaccuracies.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the magazine published the following text: “Further to our story ‘Rat in a Hat’ (1 June issue), the Tribe family, of West Molesey, Surrey, refute the claims made by Trevor Tribe to Ann Hutchins in the article. Trevor Tribe claimed he looked after his father, Ernie Tribe. The Tribe family state it was his brother Martyn Tribe who looked after Ernie daily and his brother Glynn visited regularly. On the day of Ernie Tribe’s death, Trevor Tribe left the hospital after the rest of the family arrived. He did not turn off any life support machine and they were at the bedside and he was not. Martyn Tribe says he never called his brother a ‘born liar’. We apologise for any upset caused”.

Report: 73



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