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Complainant Name:
University of Bedfordshire

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Sun


Catherine Wall complained to the Press Complaints Commission on behalf of the University of Bedfordshire that the newspaper had published inaccuracies about the University.


The newspaper had previously removed the article from its online archive. The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following letter:

Further to your article about the University of Bedfordshire in the wake of the suicide bombing in Sweden (December 14) I would like to make clear Taimour al-Abdaly never delivered a sermon to our Islamic Society as you incorrectly reported and there is no evidence whatsoever that extremism is, or ever has been, a problem at the University. Taimour al-Abdaly attended the University of Luton but did not study at the University of Bedfordshire. Thank you for allowing us to set the record straight.

Professor Les Ebdon
Vice Chancellor
University of Bedfordshire

Date Published: 28/02/2011

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