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Complainant Name:
Mr Starbuck Coleman

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail


Mr Starbuck Coleman complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had inaccurately claimed that he had been ‘bussed in' to form part of the audience to a speech by David Cameron, when he had not been present at the speech.


The matter was resolved when the newspaper apologised to the complainant, marked its cuttings, removed reference to him from the online version of the article and appended the following statement:

An earlier version of this piece mistakenly identified Stephen Coleman as one of the people sitting behind David Cameron. In fact, Mr Coleman was not in attendance at the event. We are happy to clarify this.

Date Published: 07/04/2010

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