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Complainant Name:
Mr Brian Moore

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Whitby Gazette


Mr Brian Moore complained to the Press Complaints Commission about an article which reported that - with a view to hosting stag and hen parties - the Mini Monsterz play facility had submitted an application for an alcohol license. The complainant said that the article was inaccurate and misleading.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper agreed to contact Mr Moore prior to publication of any future articles on either of his businesses. In addition, it offered to publish the following clarification:

Further to our article "Stag parties plan for Mini-Monsterz" (11 May), we would clarify that Mini Monsterz children's facility has not applied for an alcohol license to host stag and hen parties. The application was made by Esk Leisure, which operates as a separate business. The Esk Cafe-Bar for which the licence was requested is in the Mini Monsterz building. However, the cafe cannot be accessed through the children's facility, has a separate entrance to the play area, and is located away from it. The details in the original article were based on information obtained from the agenda of a Scarborough Borough Council meeting. We apologise for any confusion caused by our report.

Date Published: 22/09/2010

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