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Complainant Name:
Ian Priest

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Evening Standard

Complaint:

Ian Priest complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published an inaccurate article about the crime patterns shown on the Police.uk website. He was concerned that the article quoted a resident of a suburban street complaining that the website showed his quiet, safe, cul-de-sac to be a crime hotspot. The complainant had looked up the street in question and found that it was, in fact, an industrial road inside the boundary of Heathrow airport and there were no homes in the area.

Resolution:

The newspaper accepted that the article had wrongly reported the address of the resident and explained how the error had occurred. The complaint was resolved when the newspaper: apologised to the complainant; arranged for the removal of the misleading reference from the online article; and corrected its archive accordingly.

Date Published: 28/03/2011



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