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Complainant Name:
Mr Anthony McNally

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: North-West Evening Mail

Complaint:

Mr Anthony McNally of Ulverston complained that an article about his book Watching Men Burn had inaccurately claimed that he had been battling alcoholism. In fact, the complainant indicated that he had never been an alcoholic.

Resolution:

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

In a story published on May 3 about Tony McNally’s book ‘’Watching Men Burn’ we stated that the author ‘spent years battling alcoholism’. Mr McNally has asked us to point out that although he has been a heavy drinker in the past, he does not consider that he was ever an alcoholic.

Report: 75



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