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Complainant Name:
Mr Ian Bros

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail


Mr Ian Bros of Brighton complained that an article about migrant gangs in Calais had contained the claim that police had issued a warning to British motorists to keep their windows closed and doors locked until they were inside the ferry terminal. In fact, the Deputy Commissioner of Police had been quoted elsewhere as claiming that no statement had been released by the police force.


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

Further to our article of 21 July (Calais migrants ambush Britons at knifepoint in terrifying ‘highway robberies'), we would like to make clear that the warning to motorists was issued by a Calais police spokesman when speaking to our journalist. The article has been amended to reflect this position.

Date Published: 80

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