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Complainant Name:
Wendy Cahill

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Bolton Evening News

Complaint:

Wendy Cahill of Manchester complained on behalf of her son Ross Cahill that an article reporting on his prison sentence had inaccurately claimed that he had entered a house, threatening and attacking the owner.

Resolution:

The newspaper explained that the source of the inaccuracy was a police press release. After the police issued an amended press release, the newspaper published the following correction. The complaint was resolved on that basis.

Man not charged, say police

In a report on January 19, 2008, headlined “Thieves put behind bars after rampage” it was stated that Ross Cahill, of Kenyon Way, Little Hulton, along with a 16-year-old boy, entered a house in Philips Avenue, Farnworth, and threatened a man with a glass bottle, demanding he hand over his car keys.

We have been asked to point out by Greater Manchester Police that Mr Cahill was not charged over this allegation.

The error was due to an administrative error, made in good faith, by the Crown Prosecution Service which provided the police with the information.

The police apologise for the inconvenience.

Report: 76



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