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Complainant Name:
Reverend Pat Brown

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Lancashire Telegraph

Complaint:

Reverend Pat Brown complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published inaccurate information about a planning application in relation to the Barnes Square Methodist Church in Clayton-le-Moors, in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice. The complainant also disputed the accuracy of several quotations attributed to him in the article.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of a follow-up article clarifying several points, which also included an apology for the suggestion that the church was "to be flattened within days".

Date Published: 25/10/2012



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