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Complainant Name:
Janet Cunliffe

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mirror


Janet Cunliffe complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published a story which wrongly stated that her son denied taking part in an attack that left a man dead, but "admitted to watching the attack take place". The complainant explained that her son had never admitted to watching the attack - he could not have done so as he was visually impaired - and always maintained in court that he was not aware of what had happened until much later.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following correction in the newspaper's "For the Record" column:

"Our article "My killer son is real victim" (24 March 2010) reported that Jordan Cunliffe, currently serving life for the murder of Garry Newlove through joint enterprise, admitted he saw the attack on Mr Newlove. We have been asked to make clear that Jordan Cunliffe has never said he witnessed the assault."

Date Published: 26/05/2010

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