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Complainant Name:
Mr Liam Furby

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Falkirk Herald

Complaint:

Mr Liam Furby of Polmont complained on behalf of his father Graham that a court report of an assault on his father contained inaccuracies. Specifically, he indicated that, while his father had known Peter Cochrane for a number of years, it was not correct to describe him as a friend. The complainant was also concerned that the article had referred to the attack as a brawl.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published a clarification in the following terms:

With reference to a court case on an assault outside a Polmont pub which appeared in The Falkirk Herald on June 12, we have been asked to point out that, although victim Graham Furby and defendant Peter Cochrane did know each other, there was no evidence that indicated they were friends. We are happy to clarify the situation and apologise for any confusion or embarrassment caused.

Report: 77



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