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Complainant Name:
Mr John Cross

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Echo (Southend)


Mr John Cross, the owner of Seaking Boatyard, complained that a court report had contained the inaccurate claim that his boatyard was owned by Don Ladell, who was facing fraud charges.


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

Further to our article dated 23 October 2008 (Boatyard owner faces list of fraud charges), we would like to clarify that the owner of the Seaking Boatyard is John Cross and not Don Ladell as reported. We accept that Mr Cross is not in any way implicated in the present fraud charges outstanding against Mr Ladell. We are happy to clarify the matter.

The editor also undertook to clarify the involvement of the boatyard itself at the conclusion of the court case.

Report: 79

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