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Complainant Name:
Mrs Julie Richardson

Clauses Noted: 1, 5

Publication: Herald Express (Torquay)


Mrs Julie Richardson complained to the Press Complaints Commission that an article - reporting the funeral of her late father, Mr Frank Rogers - had inaccurately stated that Mr Matthew Rogers was his "son and only child".


The complaint was resolved when the PCC helped to negotiate publication of the following clarification:

Further to our article Farewell to fan of all things 50s of March 3, we have been informed that Mr Matthew Rogers was not the only child of the late Mr Frank Rogers. Mr Frank Rogers was in fact the father of seven children. His funeral was arranged by his eldest daughter and eldest son, Mrs Julie Richardson and Mr Brian Rogers. Two of his other sons (Mr Simon Rogers and Mr Nathan Rogers), two of his grandsons (Mr William Broome and Mr James Broome), and his ex-wife Mrs Rose Davies also attended the funeral. The information contained in the original article was published following an interview with Matthew Rogers, and we are happy to clarify the situation.

The newspaper also removed the online version of the article from its website.

Date Published: 29/06/2010

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