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Complainant Name:
Mr John Patrick

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Southern Reporter


Mr John Patrick of Scotland for Animals complained that the newspaper had published inaccurate statements regarding a number of signatories to pro-forma letters - provided by his charity - objecting to a planning application for a large chicken farm. He said that, contrary to these statements, only 6 of the 483 complaints had been found to be inadmissible, rather than 12, and that the signatories had had full knowledge of the application to which they were objecting.


The complaint was resolved when it was established that the newspaper had published a letter the complainant had submitted to it in response to his concerns.

Report: 80

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