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Complainant Name:
Timothy Paul Wills

Clauses Noted: 1, 5

Publication: South West News Services

Complaint:

Timothy Paul Wills of Devonshire complained that the news agency had circulated a story to the press inaccurately suggesting that their son could die in a short space of time unless he was found a bone marrow donor.

Resolution:

The news agency emphasised that its intention was not to cause the complainant and his family distress at a difficult time and offered its apologies for the article which came to be published from the information it had supplied. The complaint was resolved when the complainant agreed to accept the news agency’s offer to forward all monies from the article to a charity of his choice.

Report: 74



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