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Complainant Name:
Mr Stephen Poulson

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail


Mr Stephen Poulson complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published inaccurate information in breach of Clause 1 Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice. The complainant said that the article incorrectly said: he had "trolled" a councillor; accused the councillor of keeping a "‘gimp' sex slave"; and accused him of soliciting sex from Boy Scouts.


The complaint was resolved when PCC negotiated the removal of any reference to the Boy Scouts, the removal the allegation from the headline that the complainant had accused the council of keeping a "‘gimp' sex slave" and the publication of the following apology:

An earlier version of this article said that Stephen Poulson had accused Stephen Radford of soliciting sex from boy scouts. We have since been informed that this was not the case and regret any distress caused.

Date Published: 18/07/2014

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