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Complainant Name:
Councillor Roy Morrish

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: North Devon Journal

Complaint:

Councillor Roy Morrish of Barnstaple complained that the newspaper had reported the inaccurate allegations of Councillor Sue Sewell against him, and that no attempt was made to verify her statements prior to publication.

Resolution:

The newspaper explained that the statements in the article were transcripts of allegations made during an investigation and presented to North Devon District Councilís standards committee. However, it published a letter, prior to the involvement of the PCC, from the complainant refuting the allegations made by Cllr Sewell, and setting out his own views on the situation. The complainant accepted this action as a resolution to his complaint.

Report: 74



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