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Complainant Name:
Mr Gordon Rennie

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Edinburgh Evening News


Mr Gordon Rennie complained to the Press Complaints Commission about an article which had reported that George Lehmann had been charged with rape, as opposed to attempted rape.


The complaint was resolved after the PCC negotiated the publication of the following correction and apology:

"A report in the Evening News on December 11 entitled "Loretto rape charge pupil allowed home to Australia" incorrectly stated that George Lehmann, aged 16, had been charged with rape, when in fact he had been charged with attempted rape and sexual assault. We apologise for the error, and are happy to set the record straight."

Date Published: 11/03/2013

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