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Complainant Name:
Anthony Porter

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Canterbury Adscene


Anthony Porter complained about an article that reported a "mystery accident" involving his son. He said the piece wrongly implied that his son had been drinking at the time of the incident.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published - with due prominence - the following clarification:

In an article headlined "Drinker suffers horror injuries" we reported that a twenty-six year old man was found unconscious on Calcott Hill on 8 August. We have been asked by Anthony Porter, the father of the victim, to make clear that police tests showed that his son's blood alcohol levels were low and he was not drunk at the time of the accident. We understand that the victim's injuries were life-threatening and are happy to clarify this point and apologise for the distress caused to his family by the headline. The injured man, Lee Porter, is now on the way to a full recovery.

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