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Complainant Name:
Lisa Brinkley

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Dunstable Gazette


Lisa Brinkley complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published a court report pertaining to her brother's sentencing which contained inaccuracies.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of a correction and apology in the following terms:

Our article "‘Tragic' dealers used their own supply of drugs" (9 February) reported that Andrew Cawthorne was one of two individuals sentenced for possession of drugs with intent to supply. We have been asked to make clear that while Mr Cawthorne pled guilty to this charge and was subsequently convicted, he tested negative for drug use following his arrest. We are happy to clarify this point and apologise for any misunderstanding.

Date Published: 13/06/2010

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