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Complainant Name:
Miss Jo-Anne Taylor

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Wilmslow Express


Miss Jo-Anne Taylor of Stockport complained on behalf of her daughter Deborah who, along with Lee Whitely, had been convicted of the murder of Peter England that an article referring to the murder contained inaccuracies.


The complaint was resolved by the publication of the following clarification:

Further to our article dated February 4th (TV series relives brutal Heavily murder) about the murder of journalist Peter England by Lee Whitely and Deborah Taylor we are happy to clarify that Deborah Taylor was 17 at the time of the murder, and not 18 as we reported. Our report also stated that the couple went to the Acton Court Hotel after the murder to see in the New Year, and subsequently lived alongside the body for some days. These claims were made 11 months later after the well publicised trial: one witness claimed to have seen the couple at Acton Court; and another informed a journalist that she had heard a noise in the deceased's flat. We have been asked to point out that during the trial the court did not hear any suggestion whatsoever that the couple attended Acton Court or lived alongside the body of the victim. Deborah Taylor denies the veracity of these claims and we are happy to clarify her position.

Report: 79

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