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Complainant Name:
Mr Marcus Stead

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Sun


Mr Marcus Stead complained to the Press Complaints Commission, under Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice, that an article about complaints he has made to the council contained inaccuracies and overstated the number of times he had complained.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the removal of the online article and the publication of the following correction:

In a story ‘Britain's biggest whinger' (1 June) we stated that Marcus Stead, who appeared in the Channel 4 documentary The Complainers, ‘moans to the council every day for a year'. Mr Stead says that, in fact, the number of complaints is closer to one or two per week. We are happy to put his position on record.

Date Published: 28/07/2014

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