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Complainant Name:
George Galloway

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Sun

Complaint:

Mr George Galloway, MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, complained that the newspaper had reported that some of the Mumbai terrorists were British Pakistanis from Bradford or Leeds, despite the rejection on the same day of any such claims by the British government.

Resolution:

The newspaper detailed its position that the coverage had made clear that it was a claim rather than a proven fact that the terrorists were British. It pointed out that subsequent coverage had included the Foreign Offices position that there was no evidence of a link between the terrorists and the UK. Moreover, the online coverage had been amended to remove references to possible connections to Leeds and Bradford. The newspaper also published a further article, specifically pointing out that no British terrorists were among the gunmen. The complainant accepted this explanation and action as a resolution to his complaint.

Report: 78



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