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Complainant Name:
Mr Robert Wilson

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Times

Complaint:

Mr Robert Wilson of Carmarthen complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspapers and website had inaccurately stated that his son had died in late December riding a motorbike bought as a Christmas present, when he had actually been riding the bike for several months.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when all the newspapers apologised and altered or removed their online articles and when, in addition, the Daily Mail marked their cuttings on the matter, The Sun sent the complainant a private letter of apology, and the Western Mail, on behalf of WalesOnline, published the following correction:

Jake Wilson

ON DECEMBER 30, 2009, our story reporting the death of five-year-old Jake Wilson, from Carmarthen, stated that he received the motorbike on which he died as a Christmas present. His family have asked us to point out that Jake - an experienced rider who won multi club championships in 2009 - did not receive it for Christmas and had been riding the bike for four months. We are happy to clarify this matter and apologise for any distress caused.

Date Published: 19/04/2010



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