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Complainant Name:
Ms Emma Nuttall

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Sun

Complaint:

Ms Emma Nuttall of the “Friends, Families and Travellers” Traveller Advice Project complained that an article about an attack on a police helicopter had attributed the blame for the damage to Gypsies, despite the fact that the official police position – quoted later in the coverage – made clear that the identity of those responsible was unknown.

Resolution:

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

CHOPPER ATTACK

SURREY police have not blamed Gypsies for an attack on their force helicopter, no staff in their operations rooms were threatened by Gypsies and no Gypsy site was being targeted for a raid as we reported on May 14. We apologise for the mistakes and are happy to set the record straight.

Report: 79



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