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Complainant Name:
Ms Elizabeth J Powis

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Hereford Journal

Complaint:

Ms Elizabeth J Powis of Hereford complained that the newspaper had inaccurately reported that her late father, George Powis, was a suspect in a police inquiry into a murder that occurred in 1954. She made it clear that, subsequent to the article’s publication, the police had formally cleared her father of all charges. Ms Powis also complained that the newspaper had inaccurately stated that he had taken part in village activities, attended the local pub and that the muder victim had lodged at this house.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper agreed to update its databases, and to write a private letter to the complainant acknowledging that Mr Powis was no longer a suspect, that he had not taken part in village activities or attended the local pub, and that the victim had not lodged at Mr Powis' home.

Report: 78



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