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Complainant Name:
Peter Bye

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Northants Evening Telegraph


Peter Bye complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper - which reported that his son, Steven Bye, had been charged with the rape of a 15 year-old girl - had failed to report that he had been acquitted and released after trial. He was also concerned that the newspaper had published the street name and town in which his son lived.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following statement, under the heading "Cleared of rape", on page 3. The editor also wrote a personal letter, which apologised to Mr Steven Bye.

"A Desborough man has been cleared of raping a 15-year-old child. Steven Bye, 39, of Rushton Road had pleaded not guilty to an incident alleged to have happened in October 2008 and was cleared at the Northampton Crown Court on 7 December."

Date Published: 08/03/2010

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