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Complainant Name:
Dr Eric Tonge

Clauses Noted: 1, 2

Publication: The Sunday Telegraph


Dr Eric Tonge complained to the Press Complaints Commission through Morgan Cole Solicitors LLP that an article had incorrectly referred to the Metamorphosis Centre in London as "Britain's first ‘thumb sucking clinic'". In fact, Dr Tonge's own clinic for children who suck their thumbs had already opened in Bath.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following correction in the newspaper, in addition to the amendment of the online text of the article:

Metamorphosis Centre

We have been asked to make clear that the Metamorphosis Centre in west London (report, June 13) is not Britain's first to treat thumb sucking.

Date Published: 03/12/2010

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