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Complainant Name:
Mrs Sandra M Price

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail

Complaint:

Mrs Sandra M Price complained to the Press Complaints Commission that an article published in January 2009 which reported the outcome of a court case in which she had been involved contained inaccuracies. The complainant was concerned that the article had reported a number of claims from a former neighbour which she said were inaccurate and misleading, in particular: the claim that she was "in love" with the late television presenter Russell Harty; the allegation that she "would go and sit on his [Mr Harty's] gravestone" and would "walk past his old home and stare before moving on"; and the allegation that she became "obsessed with a landlord, turning up at his pub on one occasion with a scroll containing a list of alleged - and unproved - sexual liaisons which she read out ‘like a town crier'". The complainant said that she had not been approached by the newspaper before publication, and had not been given an opportunity to respond to the allegations, which she denied.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper removed the article from its website and marked its cuttings for future reference.

Date Published: 22/02/2010



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