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Complainant Name:
Councillor John Mullen

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Salford Advertiser

Complaint:

Councillor John Mullen complained to the Press Complaints Commission that an article stated that the aim of the Transforming a Generation scheme (TAG) was to find employment for "hoodies". The complainant, whose son was a participant in the scheme and had appeared in the photograph accompanying the article, stated that his son was not a "hoody". The newspaper had subsequently written a further detailed article about the scheme, which included the complainant's views on TAG. He complained that this article had incorrectly referred to him as Joe Mullen rather than John.

Resolution:

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

On 1 April, we published the article ‘Transforming a generation' in which we referred to Councillor John Mullen as Joe Mullen. We apologise for any confusion caused.

Date Published: 24/06/2010



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