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Complainant Name:
Mr Mike Webb

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Evening Standard


Mr Mike Webb, the Town Clerk of Dover Council, complained that the newspaper inaccurately suggested that a conman, posing as a member of the band Status Quo, had fooled the council. He made clear that the council as a whole was not fooled, spent no money on the matter and did not use any council vehicles.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper made a donation to charity and published the following letter:

Further to your article about Dover Town Council and a man posing as Status Quos Francis Rossi, I would like to make it clear the Council did not spend any money on this matter and there was no unauthorised use of council vehicles.

Report: 78

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