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Complainant Name:
Mavis and John Boreham

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Reporter and Broadcaster (Saffron Walden)

Complaint:

Mavis and John Boreham of Saffron Walden complained that an article and two readers letters on the subject of their sons conviction inaccurately suggested that he had a previous conviction for sending two girls obscene text messages when in fact it was only one girl. They also emphasised that the parents of the children to whom he had given piano lessons were aware that he had a previous conviction.

Resolution:

The newspaper argued that the letters represented fair comment. The editor agreed however to amend the newspapers archives to reflect the precise circumstances of the complainants sons past conviction. The complaint was resolved on that basis.

Report: 76



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