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Complainant Name:
John Weller

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Keighley News

Complaint:

Parish Councillor John Weller of Steeton complained that an article reporting that a young girl had been hurt when she cycled into his washing line had contained the inaccurate claim that he had told the girl’s mother that his land was private property and that she should mind her own business. The complainant emphasised that he had not been present on the evening of the incident, as he was at the Parish Council meeting.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published a clarification in the following terms: A recent article (“Councillor accused in washing line row”, April 31) reported that Leah Heseltine had hurt her neck after cycling into parish councillor John Weller’s washing line. Cllr Weller has asked us to make clear that he was not present on the evening of the incident when Joanne Heseltine visited his home. He also denies that he told Mrs Heseltine to mind her own business at any time.

Report: 78



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