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Complainant Name:
Mr Stephen Herron

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Scotsman

Complaint:

Mr Stephen Herron complained on behalf of his brother Richard that the online report of his motorbike accident – attributed to the Press Association – had contained the inaccurate claim that his bike ‘ran wide’.

Resolution:

The publication explained that the source of the disputed claim was Northumbria Police, and the complaint was resolved by the publication of the following clarification:


A recent article ('Biker breaks leg in accident', 12 August) reported that a motorcyclist had broken his leg in an accident on the C200 after his bike 'ran wide'. We have been asked to point out that this claim was made by Northumbria Police. The motorcyclist involved does not accept that he 'ran wide'. We are happy to clarify the matter.

Report: 78



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