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Complainant Name:
Mr Tim Riley

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Luton on Sunday

Complaint:

Tim Riley of the Crown Prosecution Service, Bedfordshire, complained that his comments on the excuses used by defence solicitors to delay cases had been misrepresented in an article and that the newspaper had published inaccurate information about a new adult offender scheme.

Resolution:

The newspaper published the following correction in response to the complaint which was resolved on that basis.

Press Correction

Further to the articles headlined “New scheme aims to speed youths through the courts” (26th August 2007) and “New youths’ court system ready to go” (7th October 2007) the Luton & Dunstable on Sunday and associated news papers acknowledge that errors occurred in the reporting of both of these stories.

We accept that some of the interview comments reported as being made by a CPS representative were inaccurately reported. The interview published on the 7th October 2007 did not take place as described. We apologise for the errors that occurred in both the published stories.

We would also like to make it clear that the CJSSS scheme detailed in both reports related to adult offenders rather than youth offenders as we stated.

Report:

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