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Complainant Name:
Reverend Pat Brown

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Lancashire Telegraph


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.


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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