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Complainant Name:
Mrs Jacqueline Bond

Clauses Noted: 1, 5

Publication: Manchester Evening News


Mrs Jacqueline Bond complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published an article regarding the death of Mr Kevin Bond which had inaccurately stated that he was the brother of Stephen and Michael Bond, and that this relationship formed a police line of inquiry.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following correction and apology, both in print and online, and the amendment of the text of the online article:

Kevin Bond - a correction

In an article published in the Manchester Evening News on September 20 regarding the fatal shooting of Kevin Bond, we stated he was the brother of Stephen and Michael Bond and that their relationship formed one of the police's lines of inquiry. We would like to make it clear that although Stephen and Michael Bond were related, they were not Kevin Bond's brothers and the relationship was not a police line of inquiry. This information came from a trusted and credible source but subsequently proved to be wrong. We apologise for the error and the upset it has caused Mr Bond's family.

Date Published: 20/12/2010

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