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Complainant Name:
Greater Manchester Police

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Star

Complaint:

Mr David Whatton, Assistant Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, complained that the newspaper inaccurately suggested that Police Community Support Officers had “stood and watched” while Jordon Lyons “went under” and subsequently drowned.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following apology:

“Last September we reported on the inquest of Jordon Lyon who drowned saving his sister. We stated that two Police Community Support Officers 'stood and watched as the brave lad went under'. We wish to make clear that the PCSOs arrived only after Jordon disappeared from view and apologise for any distress our report may have caused”.

Report: 77



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