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Complainant Name:
Jacqueline Morris

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Clacton Gazette

Complaint:

Jacqueline Morris, a resident of Haven Village, complained about the coverage of a court action in which she was involved. The court case rested on a claim by the landlord of the park that three residents (one of which was the complainant) had broken the tenancy agreements governing their residency. The complainant contended that the articles had omitted to include the following details of the defence mounted by the residents involved: that the residents had not bought a “holiday home” and that no tenancy agreement had been issued; and that the residents had counter claimed for harassment and misrepresentation. She also raised specific concerns about the following issues in the article: that the action was not initiated by “caravan park managers” or only by “Brightlingsea Haven”, but by the landlord, Brightlingsea Haven Ltd and Hammerton Leisure Ltd; and that the action was against three residents, rather than two as the article claimed.

Resolution:

The newspaper explained that the information in the article had been taken from a copy of the writ concerned. However, when they provided the document, the complainant made clear that the information had been taken from a writ which was out of date. The complainant agreed to resolve her complaint on the basis of a published summary of it on the PCC website.

Report: 76



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