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Complainant Name:
A man

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Observer


A man complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published details of a series of criminal allegations against him but, when the police decided that no charges would be brought, had failed to report this fact. He was concerned that readers would have been misled in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper appended the following footnote to the online article:

"On 9 May 2012, following an investigation by police, a 37-year-old man was told he would not face any charges arising from these allegations."

Date Published: 13/09/2012

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