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Complainant Name:
Mr Darren Lawrenson

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Liverpool Echo

Complaint:

Mr Darren Lawrenson of Great Sankey complained that an article had inaccurately claimed that his daughter Ellie had been killed in her St Helen’s home. In fact, Ellie’s home was in Warrington, and she had been staying with her grandmother when she was killed.

Resolution:

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

On February 28, under the headline ‘More kids at risk from dogs’, we incorrectly reported that Ellie Lawrenson was killed in her St Helens home by her uncle’s pitbull. As we have reported on a number of other occasions, Ellie was at her grandmother’s – and not her parent’s – home when she was tragically killed. We apologise for any distress caused.

Report: 77



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