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Complainant Name:
A man

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Sunday Mercury

Complaint:

A man fromTamworth complained about an article that reported his conviction for using threatening, abusive or insulting words, behaviour or disorderly behaviour within the sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress thereby. He said the piece inaccurately referred to his having been convicted of ‘harassment’, which is a different offence, and to the victim being his former girlfriend, which was not the case.

Resolution:

The newspaper accepted that some details in the article were inaccurate and removed the story from its website and other third party databases.

Report: 79



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