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Complainant Name:
Mr Mark Hazel

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Birmingham Mail


Mr Mark Hazel of Birmingham complained to the Press Complaints Commission that an article had erroneously listed his son, also named Mark Hazel, as living at Dulwich Road, Kingstanding. The complainant explained that his son did not reside at this address, and expressed concern that readers would be misled as a result.


While the newspaper did not accept that there had been a breach of the Clause 1 of the Code, the matter was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following clarification, as well an alteration to the online article:

In our article ‘Police vow as burglars are sent to jail' (31 January) we referred to Mark Hazel of Dulwich Road, Kingstanding. We would like to make clear that the Mark Hazel who currently resides at this address is not the man referred to in the report.

Date Published: 28/04/2011

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