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Complainant Name:
Mr Kevin McCartney

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Dumbarton & Vale of Leven Reporter


Mr Kevin McCartney complained that an article was inaccurate when it stated that he was sent to jail for 16 weeks in 2005 for attacking his girlfriend.


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

Regarding an article which appeared in the Reporter on April 8 2008, we would like to clarify that nurse Kevin McCartney, 45, of Alexandria, was not jailed for attacking his girlfriend as was reported. Mr McCartneys 16-week jail sentence was suspended for two years. We apologise to Mr McCartney for the error in the reporting of this detail.

Report: 77

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