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Complainant Name:
Mr Matthew Lyness

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Newtownards Chronicle


Mr Matthew Lyness of Kirkistown complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had failed to make clear that a spanner and a stone had not been found on the race track and that the track had been checked prior to the session.


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

On 25 March, we published a report of an accident that took place at Kirkistown. In the report, we stated that a spanner and stone lying on the track may have been the cause of the crash. We are happy to make clear the track had been checked prior to the session and that the spanner and stone had not been found on the track, but near the tyre wall on the grass some distance from where the rider fell.

Date Published: 06/08/2010

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