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Complainant Name:
Tony Bennett

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Sun


Mr Tony Bennett, Secretary of the Madeleine Foundation, complained that an article about the organisation's distribution of a leaflet about the disappearance of Madeleine McCann contained inaccuracies.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following letter from the complainant:

Following your 15 August article about The Madeleine Foundation's distribution of a leaflet about Madeleine McCann's disappearance, we do not suggest that either parent killed Madeleine. Our leaflet did not give reasons why anyone should be prosecuted; it simply analysed aspects of the evidence. We did not distribute our leaflet to ‘every home in Rothley'. We leafleted around 150 houses in the village as part of a nationwide distribution. One of our stated purposes is "to pursue - in conjunction with others - the truth about Madeleine McCann's disappearance on 3 May 2007". To this end, we have published booklets and leaflets about the case. We have no connection with the McCanns. We called ourselves The Madeleine Foundation because we feel there are important lessons for child welfare to be learned about the circumstances of her disappearance.

Date Published: 27/01/2010

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