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Complainant Name:
Mr William Furney

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Eastbourne Herald

Complaint:

Mr William J Furney of Bali complained that the newspaper had published an article - reporting on the conflict between himself and his ex-wife over the custody of their children - which had been misleading through the omission of relevant information.

Resolution:

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

In our articles "Mother facing child separation" (28/08/09) and "Mum gets visa relief to stay with children" (02/09/09), we reported Sara Oxley's attempts to bring her children to the UK. The children's father, William Furney, has asked us to make it clear that, as he has lodged an appeal, legal proceedings in Indonesia regarding custody of the children are ongoing, and that it is for this reason that exit permits for the children have not been issued. Mr Furney also wishes to emphasise that, whilst they have now been issued with British passports, the children hold Irish passports on which they legally reside in Indonesia, and that they were born and raised in Indonesia.

Date Published: 80



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