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Complainant Name:
Mr Bob Vass

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Bucks Herald

Complaint:

Mr Bob Vass of Aylesbury complained that an article reporting on an attack by a dog on his son contained inaccuracies. He was particularly concerned that the introduction which had referred to his son being given a lesson in respecting dogs would imply to readers that his son was at fault for the incident, and that he was disrespectful, neither of which were true.

Resolution:

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

On Wednesday April 18, the Bucks Herald published an article about the attack on a boy by a dog in a pub garden. The introduction of the article read that a six-year-old boy was given a lesson in respecting dogs.

We appreciate that this could have implied blame on the boy himself, and apologise to the family for any upset that this has caused.

There was no intention to imply blame to either party, and we would like to apologise if this was indeed the case.

Report: 75



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