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Complainant Name:
Mr David Hoar

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Hackney Gazette

Complaint:

Mr David Hoar complained to the Press Complaints Commission about four articles, which he considered to have been inaccurate and misleading, in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice.

The complainant was convicted of harassment in July 2012, and the articles reported his victim's allegations that the complainant had ‘loitered' near her house and ‘turned up at events which she was attending'. The complainant said that these allegations had not, however, been proven in court.

Resolution:

Hackney Gazette

In the Hackney Gazette we reported on court proceedings involving Mr David Hoar of Smalley Close, Stoke Newington. Mr Hoar, a former Special constable, was convicted in July 2012 of one count of harassment, and we reported his victim's claims that Mr Hoar ‘loitered outside her [place of] work' and ‘turned up at events' which she was attending. These allegations were not proven and did not, therefore, form part of Mr Hoar's conviction. Mr Hoar is subject to an indefinite restraining order banning him from contacting the victim directly or indirectly, including via the use of social media.

Date Published: 24/10/2013



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