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Complainant Name:
Mr John Fennell

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Scunthorpe Evening Telegraph

Complaint:

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.


Resolution:

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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