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Complainant Name:
R J Swain & Sons

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Sun


R J Swain, managing director of transportation, warehousing and distribution group R Swain & Sons, complained that the newspaper had published a photograph of one of the company's vehicles splashing a cyclist, but had failed to make clear that the scenario had been staged.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published a clarification in the following terms:

R Swain & Sons

On November 14 we published in good faith a picture supplied by a reputable photo agency of a cyclist being splashed by a lorry under the headline "Floody Nora!". We are happy to make clear the lorry of R.Swain & Sons Ltd. of Rochester, Kent, was not being driven without consideration for the cyclist, as it might have appeared.

Date Published: 08/02/2010

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