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Complainant Name:
Mr Marcus Stead

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Sun

Complaint:

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.

Resolution:

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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