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Complainant Name:
Mr Russell Birtwistle

Clauses Noted: 3

Publication: Bolton Evening News


Mr Russell Birtwistle of Bolton complained that the newspaper had breached his privacy by publishing his name and the fact of his involvement in confidential police and internal school inquiries, when those inquiries had cleared him of all charges.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published a second article detailing the fact that the complainant had been cleared of all charges by both the police and the school authorities. Whilst the complainant would have preferred to have had some say in the wording of the article and the timing of its publication, he accepted this as a satisfactory resolution.

The newspaper subsequently published a further article on the matter.

Report: 78

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