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Complainant Name:
Mr Edward Ede

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Citizen (Gloucester)

Complaint:

Mr Edward Ede of Gloucester complained that an article had inaccurately claimed that he had been accused of fraud and perverting the course of justice. He explained that he had never been accused of fraud. Moreover, the charge of perverting the course of justice had been dropped and the complainant had instead faced a charge of evading a liability by deception.

Resolution:

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

Edward Ede

We incorrectly said Edward Ede, 62, was charged with fraud and perverting the course of justice (‘Pensioner accused of £1,000 bank fraud’, published on 8th November).

In fact, he initially only faced the latter charge, which was dropped, and he subsequently admitted a charge of evading a liability by deception.

Report: 76



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