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Complainant Name:
Ms Donna Shearing

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Press & Journal (Aberdeen)


Ms Donna Shearing of Fraserburgh complained that the newspaper had listed their address as the residence of a man convicted for a violent attack on a rival gang member. She said that the man had previously lived there, but that she and her husband had purchased the house in February 2008. She was worried that there could be reprisal attacks against her house by the rival gang as a result of the article.


The complaint was resolved when, on provision of evidence that the complainant lived at that address, the newspaper agreed to publish the following correction:

We have been asked to point out that Stephen Caldwell, who was jailed for eight months in March after admitting an assault charge, was no longer living at 14, Hillcrest, Fraserburgh, the address given on court papers at the time.

Report: 79

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