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Complainant Name:
Mr David Gibbons

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Tavistock Times Gazette

Complaint:

Mr David Gibbons of the Tamar Valley Donkey Park and Sanctuary complained that an article reporting the court case of a man accused of sexually touching young girls had inaccurately implied that the donkey sanctuary still belonged to this individual. In fact, the charged individual had sold the sanctuary in 1999. The complainant was concerned that the coverage would be damaging to the business.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved by the publication prior to the involvement of the PCC of a statement below a follow up article on the matter. This statement clarified that the charged individual had sold the donkey sanctuary in 1999, and that he had no connection with the current owners.

Report: 77



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