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Complainant Name:
Steve Pearce and Mandy Walker

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Sunday Times


Steve Pearce and Mandy Walker, residents of St Lucia, complained that an article had inaccurately reported the circumstances surrounding the death of their landlady.


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

Steve Pearce and Mandy Walker

Our reports (27 August and 10 September) about the police investigation into the murder of Patricia Lee, which were based largely on information supplied by the local police, wrongly reported that a British couple, who resided on St Lucia, had been involved in a 10-month court dispute over £19,000 in rent with the murdered woman. In fact, there was no court case over rent arrears. Further, Mr Pearce and Ms Walker have not been charged with any offence. We apologise for any distress and embarrassment caused to them by our reports.

Report: 74

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