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Complainant Name:
Mr Robert Wilson

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mirror


Mr Robert Wilson of Carmarthen complained that the newspaper had inaccurately stated that his son, who had died on 27 December, had been riding a miniature motorbike which he had been given as a Christmas present - in fact, it was a childrens' motocross bike he had been riding for 4 months. The newspaper had also misstated the complainant's age.


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

Following our report on the tragic death of Jake Wilson in a motorbike accident, the copy for which was provided to us by an agency, we wish to point out that Jake did not receive the bike for Christmas. Jake's father, Robert Wilson, is 39 years old and not 37 years old as reported. We apologise for these errors.

Date Published: 17/02/2010

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