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Complainant Name:
Mr Christian Hanagan

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Cynon Valley Leader

Complaint:

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.

Resolution:

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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