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Complainant Name:
Cllr Bruce Boughton

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Tamworth Times

Complaint:

Cllr Bruce Boughton of Tamworth complained that the newspaper had given a misleading account of a sensitive family matter, in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy). He said that the article had given the impression that he had behaved with a lack of care for his father and that he had behaved improperly in relation to his fatherís passport, when in fact he had been responding to a very difficult situation and had acted with care and compassion throughout.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper agreed to publish a follow-up article in which it apologised to Cllr Boughton and provided him the opportunity to give a detailed account of the situation and of his response to it.

Report: 79



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