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Complainant Name:
Reverend Archie Coates

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Express

Complaint:

Reverend Archie Coates complained, through Swan Turton solicitors, that an article inaccurately stated that he had "branded" Brighton as the "most godless city in Britain".

Resolution:

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

Our article of October 17 headed "Priest brands resort ‘most godless in UK' incorrectly attributed the quote to Rev. Archie Coates, vicar of St Peter's, Brighton. In fact he said that it had been dubbed that by others. The report that he had been reprimanded for the comment was therefore unfounded. We apologise to Rev. Coates for any embarrassment to Rev. Coates for any embarrassment our article may have caused him.

Report: 80



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