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Complainant Name:
Miss Karen Le Doux

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Sentinel (Staffordshire)

Complaint:

Miss Karen le Doux of Staffordshire complained that the newspaper had declined to publish a letter she had submitted in response to claims in another reader’s letter regarding an attack in which her son was involved.

Resolution:

The newspaper indicated that correspondence on the subject within the letters page of the newspaper was now closed. However, the complaint was resolved on the basis of a statement published on the PCC website which made her position on the following points clear: that her son’s intention was to defend his young cousin; that the police found no evidence of ‘happy slapping’ in the attack; and that, although a group of young people crowded around the incident, this did not automatically make them acquaintances of her son.

Report: 74



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