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Complainant Name:
Mr Kevin McCartney

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Dumbarton & Vale of Leven Reporter

Complaint:

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.

Resolution:

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 McCartney’s 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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