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Complainant Name:
Mr Jeremiah Kirkwood

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Sunday Life

Complaint:

Mr Jeremiah Kirkwood complained to the Press Complaints Commission, through solicitors, that an article published by the Sunday Life had inaccurately reported that police had recovered video footage showing him using dogs to attack cats and badgers, in a report of his guilty plea to animal cruelty charges. He considered that this had breached Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice.

Resolution:

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

Jeremiah Kirkwood: In article on page p10 of our January 19 editon concerning Jeremiah Kirkwood and co-accused who admitted animal cruelty offences we wrongly stated that Jermiah Kirkwood and his sons Christopher and Wayne appeared on video footage seized by police showing them using dogs to attack cats and badgers. In fact it was not the prosecution case that the Kirkwoods were physically present when the footage was taken. We apologise for the error and we are happy to set the record straight.

Date Published: 24/03/2014



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