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Complainant Name:
Ms Melissa Hackney of Merseyside Police

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: News of the World

Complaint:
Ms Melissa Hackney of Merseyside Police complained that an article reporting an attack on a mosque in Birkenhead was inaccurate. She said there was no evidence that those responsible for the attack had shouted out “This one’s for London” before setting the building alight; or indeed that there had been any shouting at all. In addition, the door of the mosque had not been ‘blasted open’ and it had not been confirmed that petrol was used as an accelerant.

Resolution:
The matter was resolved when the newspaper agreed to tag its records with a note clearly setting out the disputed facts.

Report: 72



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