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Complainant Name:
Mr Jay Jay Martin

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Bristol Evening Post

Complaint:

Mr Jay Jay Martin complained to the Press Complaints Commission, under Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice, that the newspaper had published misleading information regarding legal proceedings against him.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved after the PCC negotiated the publication of the following wordings:

In print:

In June 2010 the Bristol Post carried a story about Jacek Jerzy Jaskolski - known in Bristol as Jay Jay Martin - saying he had been arrested under a European warrant in connection with thefts in Poland. Mr Martin subsequently appeared before Westminster magistrates where the case was dismissed and extradition proceedings were dropped. The story also said Mr Martin was being investigated for alleged fraud offences against the Royal British Legion. We would like to point out that no investigation took place into this matter, nor were any charges brought. We are happy to set the record straight.

Online:

A man arrested in Bristol in connection with alleged thefts in Poland has had the charges against him dropped.

Jacek Jerzy Jaskolski - known in Bristol as Jay Jay Martin - was detained under a European Warrant. He appeared before Westminster Magistrates in 2010 where the charges against him and extradition proceedings were dropped. In our original story about this matter in 2010 we stated that Mr Martin was also being investigated for alleged fraud offences against the Royal British Legion. We would like to point out that no investigation took place into this matter, nor were any charges brought.

Date Published: 11/04/2014



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