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Complainant Name:
Mrs Carol Ledner

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Hull Daily Mail


Mrs Carol Ledner of Hull complained that an inquest report about the death of her son Stephen Ledner has inaccurately claimed that he had served time in prison for burglary.


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

Stephen Ledner a clarification

HULL: The Mail would like to clarify that Stephen Robert Ledner, 33, who committed suicide in May, had never been convicted of burglary.

Hull Coroners Court recently heard Mr Ledner had been released from prison and was founding hanging from a tree near the underpass in Chiswick Close, east Hull, on May 17.

In a report on the inquest, The Mail stated Mr Ledner had served time in prison for burglary.

In fact, he was convicted of handling stolen goods, but not burglary. The Mail would like to apologise for any distress this error caused.

Report: 76

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