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Complainant Name:
Bachitter Singh Narwan

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Barrhead News

Complaint:

Mr and Mrs Bachitter Singh Narwan complained, through a solicitor, that the newspaper had inaccurately reported that their business (Lee’s Off-licence, Barrhead) had been investigated for selling alcohol to underage children.

Resolution:

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

Lees Off Licence

On January 21 2009 the Barrhead News published an article ‘Local off-licences targeted in underage drinking sting’. Within this report we named Lees Off Licence, Main Street, Barrhead, as one of the shops targeted by police officers. We wish to make it clear that Lee’s Off Licence was not the subject of a report to the Procurator Fiscal following an alleged incident on January 17 2009. The 35 year old man reported to Procurator Fiscal for allegedly supplying alcohol to underage children is not connected in any way to Lee’s Off Licence. We wish to apologise to the owner of Lees Off-Licence for any offence caused by our report.

Report: 79



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