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Complainant Name:
Ms Elizabeth Prudhoe

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Hexham Courant


Ms Elizabeth Prudhoe complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the article had included a quotation attributed to her, although she had never spoken to the reporter responsible for the article.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following clarification:

On August 13, the Courant published an article concerning a day care facility based in Haltwhistle operated by Adapt (North East), which included comments attributed to Liz Prudhoe, general manager of Adapt. The comments by Mrs Prudhoe were obtained from correspondence with the Courant in response to a previous article. We are happy to make the clarification and apologise to Mrs Prudhoe for any confusion, misunderstanding or embarrassment we may have caused.

Date Published: 05/10/2010

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