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Complainant Name:
Simon Clarkson

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Yorkshire Evening Post


Simon Clarkson complained (with the signed authorisation of his son, Daniel Clarkson) to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published two inaccurate articles. The first stated that Daniel had attacked his "pal" when the victim was, in fact, a stranger. The second featured a photograph of his son and claimed he had been involved in an incident of domestic violence. This was incorrect as the man involved was a different Daniel, Daniel Kitchen.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following clarification and apology in a prominent position:

On 5 September the Yorkshire Evening Post reported that Daniel Clarkson had been imprisoned for attacking a close friend with a knife. We would like to make clear that the victim, Christopher McCarthy, was unknown to Mr Clarkson. We have also been asked to make clear that Daniel Kitchen was jailed for threatening to cut his girlfriend's throat with a knife, not Mr Clarkson as we mistakenly stated in an article on 7 September. We are happy to clarify these points and apologise for the distress caused by the errors.

Date Published: 01/03/2010

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