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Complainant Name:
Miss Julie Lomath

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Shropshire Star

Complaint:

Miss Julie Lomath complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had breached Clause 1 (Accuracy) in a comment piece about dangerous dogs. She was concerned that the newspaper had printed an image of her white American bulldog with a caption which suggested that it was a Staffordshire bull terrier. She also questioned where the newspaper had acquired the image.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following apology and the newspaper offered to make a donation to a charity of the complainant's choice:

"On May 2, an article by Nigel Hastilow was accompanied by a photograph of a white American Bulldog. The caption incorrectly stated that the animal was a Staffordshire bull terrier. We apologise for the error."

Date Published: 13/09/2012



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