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Complainant Name:
Mr John Fennell

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Scunthorpe Evening Telegraph


Mr John Fennell complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the article had breached Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice. The complainant considered the article had given readers the misleading impression that a consultation period on plans to restore a local church had already expired. The article had wrongly stated that the decision on the restoration had already been made.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated an agreement whereby a letter would be sent by the newspaper to the Registrar of the Lincoln Diocese expressing regret for any inconvenience the article had caused.

Date Published: 15/02/2012

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