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Complainant Name:
Mr David J Penn

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Times


Mr David J Penn, on behalf of the British Shooting Sports Council, complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published an inaccurate article concerning gun crime in Scotland. He was concerned at the impact this might have on the legitimate shooting community.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following correction:

We reported (October 26, 2006) that gun crime in Scotland had hit a ten-year high, with a particular increase in shotgun use. In fact, gun crime overall had fallen and whilst shotgun crime and increased, it was not at a ten-year high. We apologise for the error.

Date Published: 13/05/2010

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