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Complainant Name:
Shak Shaqeel

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Liverpool Echo

Complaint:

Shak Shaqeel complained that the newspaper had published an article, which remained online two years later, detailing the opening of his trial for the evasion of tobacco duty but had failed to report the outcome of the case. Almost a year after the publication of the court report, the complainant had been found not guilty and all charges against him were dropped.

Resolution:

The newspaper explained that it had been unaware of the complainant's acquittal. It apologised to the complainant and the matter was resolved when the editor arranged for the online article to be promptly amended to make clear that the complainant was found not guilty and left the court having been told by the judge that his reputation was intact.

Date Published: 21/07/2011



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