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Complainant Name:
Ms Shay Clipson

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail

Complaint:

Ms Shay Clipson of the UK Association of Gypsy Women 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 apology:

"Surrey Police have not blamed gypsies for an attack on their force's 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: 80



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