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Complainant Name:
Tom Dixon

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Reading Post


Tom Dixon complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published an article about his sentencing at court which contained a number of inaccuracies relating to the nature of his crime and the charges he faced.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following clarification:

In our article "PC's attack on his ex's lover" (12 May 2010) we reported that PC Tom Dixon attacked PC Anna Croft and Clint Payne. We have been asked to make clear that Mr Dixon, who was severely depressed at the time of the incident, did not actually cause any physical harm to the pair. Furthermore, charges against Mr Dixon relating to threats allegedly made to Mr Payne were dropped. We are happy to clarify these points and would also like to apologise to Mr Dixon for an earlier report of the trial which - although published in good faith - contained errors relating to the charges he faced.

The item appeared in the newspaper with prominence equal to that of the original and was also appended to the online version of the article.

Date Published: 24/06/2010

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