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Complainant Name:
Mr Terry Lubbock

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Times

Complaint:

Mr Terry Lubbock complained to the Press Complaints Commission through his representative, Harry Cichy, that an interview with Michael Barrymore included the latter's misleading accusation that Essex Police had failed to refute his allegation that Stuart Lubbock's rectal injuries were inflicted in the mortuary. The complainant pointed out that Essex Police had publicly set out their position that Mr Lubbock's injuries had been sustained before he died, at the address in Roydon.

Resolution:

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

In an interview in Times2 ("Tears of a Clown", December 1) Michael Barrymore referred to the death of Stuart Lubbock at Barrymore's then house in Roydon, Essex, in 2001, and accused Essex Police of "having failed to refute his allegation that the rectal injuries with which Stuart Lubbock was found were inflicted later, in the mortuary". Stuart's father, Terry Lubbock, has asked us to point out that in 2007, DCS Gareth Wilson of Essex police stated that Stuart "received very serious injuries the night he died and the evidence arising from our current investigation suggests they occurred from the address in Roydon". Essex police also state: "It has been confirmed that the injuries were sustained by Stuart Lubbock before he died".

Date Published: 15/03/2011



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