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Complainant Name:
Mr Terry Lubbock

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Sunday Mirror


Mr Terry Lubbock complained to the Press Complaints Commission through his representative, Harry Cichy, that an article about Michael Barrymore was incorrect when it referred to Mr Lubbock's son, Stuart, as a binman. He said it was also inaccurate in referring to his son as having been ‘found dead in the pool' of Mr Barrymore's property in 2001. Mr Lubbock said that the precise whereabouts of his son's death and the discovery of his body remained in dispute.


The matter was resolved when the PCC negotiated publication of the following correction and apology in the newspaper's ‘For the Record' column, under the heading ‘Stuart Lubbock':

In our article of May 30, "Barrymore Uncut", we incorrectly stated that Stuart Lubbock, who was found dead at Mr Barrymore's house, was a binman. We apologise to Mr Lubbock's family for this error. Further, we have been asked to point out that the claim that Mr Lubbock's body was found in Mr Barrymore's pool is disputed and that other accounts suggest he was, in fact, found at the side of the pool.

Date Published: 06/09/2010

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