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Complainant Name:
Ashley van Dyck

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Mail on Sunday


Ashley van Dyck complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had republished comments that he had originally made to the BBC in a misleading context that distorted their meaning.


The matter was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following clarification:

Bath licensee Ashley Van Dyck points out that he did not support police use of an airport-style scanner to check people on a night out for knives and drugs. Our article of September 25 repeated a quote to the BBC by Mr Van Dyck, chairman of Bath Pubwatch, saying only that he welcomed extra police officers being deployed to curb antisocial behaviour.

Date Published: 30/11/2011

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