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Complainant Name:
Mr Christian Hanagan

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Cynon Valley Leader


Mr Christian Hanagan, on behalf of Rhondda Taf County Borough Council and Youth Mayor Sam Akintioye, complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had breached Clause 1 (Accuracy) by reporting inaccurately that an investigation had been launched into Mr Akintioye after the publication of a story in a magazine that had described how a man with a similar name had cheated a woman of her life savings.


Although the newspaper denied that there was a breach of the Code, the complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of a follow-up article, which made clear that the investigation had concluded that Mr Akintioye had no connection with the magazine article.

Date Published: 17/10/2013

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