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Complainant Name:
Mr James Dowson

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Belfast News Letter


Mr James Dowson complained to the Press Complaints Commission about an article which he considered to have been inaccurate and misleading in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice.

The complainant said the article had incorrectly claimed that he was once a member of the British National Party (BNP).


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following statement:

In a report on December 2 we referred to Jim Dowson as being a former member of the British National Party. We accept that Mr Dowson has never been a member of the BNP and we are happy to set the record straight.

Date Published: 10/01/2014

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