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Complainant Name:
Mr Derek Milliken

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Belfast Telegraph

Complaint:

Mr Derek Milliken complained on behalf of his brother-in-law, Laurence Armour, that an article which reported a tragic motorcycle accident involving Mr Armour and his wife was inaccurate and misleading. In particular, he made clear that a claim from a source - that Mr Armour had not been informed of his wife's death - was entirely incorrect.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following correction and apology:

An article of 2 September about a tragic motorcycle accident involving Laurence and Angela Armour reported claims from a source that Mr Armour - who was seriously injured in the crash - had not been informed of the subsequent death of his wife from her injuries. In fact, Mr Armour was informed of the death two hours after his wife's passing. We would like to apologise to Mr Armour and his family for the distress caused by the publication of the report.

Report: 79



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