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Complainant Name:
Ms Nicky Holloway

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Metro


Ms Nicky Holloway of Southampton complained that the newspaper had inaccurately reported that she was intending to sue MacDonalds after finding a cigarette in her son's Happy Meal.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following letter from the complainant:

Your article of 26 April correctly reported that I found a cigarette in my 1-year old son's Happy Meal at MacDonald's. However, the matter has been settled with MacDonald's and I have no intention of suing them. I went public on the issue because I wanted to draw attention to the dangers of tobacco poisoning for young children - kids can try to eat anything near them and even a small amount of tobacco can make a young child very ill.

Date Published: 24/06/2010

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