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Complainant Name:
Mr Lee Vaughan

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Herald Express (Torquay)

Complaint:

Mr Lee Vaughan complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published an article reporting on his conviction which contained inaccuracies and was misleading.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following correction:

War medals

On February 4, 2011, we reported the jailing of Lee Vaughan who had pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods and three charges of attempted burglary. Our report wrongly stated that Vaughan had ‘stolen' war medals from a veteran.

Although Vaughan had been charged with stealing the medals the court accepted Vaughan's not guilty plea to that charge. We are happy to make the position clear.

Date Published: 11/05/2011



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