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Complainant Name:
Mr Stuart Mason

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Cumbernauld News

Complaint:

Mr Stuart Mason, Managing Director of The Ink Shop Group, complained that the newspaper had published a photograph of his business accompanied by an inaccurate caption that claimed “there was substantial damage to the Ink Shop premises”. He said that, although there had been a small fire at the premises, the blaze had been contained and no damage was caused to the production areas.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published a follow-up article headlined “Businessman offers £10k reward if factory firebug is convicted”. The piece set out that the fire had caused considerable damage to the exterior and offices of The Ink Shop, but did not affect the printing plant and machinery. The piece also set out the complainant’s position on the incident and detailed a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the arsonist.

Report: 79



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