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Complainant Name:
Paul Boseley

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Daily Telegraph


Paul Boseley complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had breached Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice, as it had published an article on a trial in 2007 in which it appeared that he was guilty of rape but failed to report on a retrial in which he was found not guilty.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following clarification at the end of the online story reporting on the 2007 trial:

Since this case was first reported on 31 July 2007, Paul Boseley successfully appealed against his original conviction and was acquitted of rape by a jury at a retrial on 21 July 2008.

Date Published: 28/11/2012

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