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Complainant Name:
Mr Christopher Trow

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Commercial Motor

Complaint:

Mr Christopher Trow complained to the Press Complaints Commission through Wilford Smith Solicitors that an article - reporting the North Eastern Traffic Commissioner's decision to reject his application for an O-licence - had inaccurately stated that a conviction for a drug offence had not been disclosed in the application. He also disputed claims that HM Revenue and Customs had demanded 80,000 for repayments of fuel duty and that a stolen truck had been recovered with the tachograph records missing.

Resolution:

The magazine accepted that the article had incorrectly claimed that the complainant's application had failed to disclose his drug conviction. It offered to publish a clarification on this point only. The parties agreed to correspond directly to agree a wording, and the matter was resolved privately.

Date Published: 07/04/2010



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