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Complainant Name:
Mrs Beverly Wilkes

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Castle Point Echo

Complaint:

Mrs Beverly Wilkes complained that an article was inaccurate when she was quoted in relation to the police’s discovery of a suspected cannabis factory close to her home.

Resolution:

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

“The Echo carried a report (page two, June 6) of a police raid on a house in Canvey where cannabis plants were believed to have been found. Beverly Wilkes, of St Mark’s Road, Canvey, is quoted in the article as a witness to the police activity at the house in St Michael’s Road. We acknowledge that Mrs Wilkes gave no information to us about this event and that the person quoted gave us a false identity. We apologise for any distress or embarrassment this may have caused to Mrs Wilkes and her family”.

Report: 75



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