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Complainant Name:
Patricia Bailey

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Evening Standard


Patricia Bailey complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published an article which reported that she had engaged in "Nazi" behaviour by marching up and down outside her home whilst making a Nazi salute and mock Hitler moustache with her hands. The complainant said that this description of video evidence shown in court was wholly inaccurate: the recording actually showed her gesturing upwards towards a bird hut at the property whilst having a conversation about it with her husband on her mobile telephone.


The newspaper said that the article reported how the footage had been interpreted in court. However, it accepted that other explanations for the behaviour seen on the recording existed and the complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the removal of the reference to a Nazi salute and a mock Hitler moustache from the online article. The newspaper also annotated its archive material with the complainant's concerns and her position regarding the innocent nature of what was shown on the video.

Date Published: 28/06/2010

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