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Complainant Name:
Mr Alfred John, Deputy Chair of the Metropolitan Black Police Association

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail

Complaint:

Mr Alfred John, Deputy Chair of the Metropolitan Black Police Association, complained to the Press Complaints Commission that an article was inaccurate it when it stated that claims made by Raphaella Hamilton-Appiah against Martin Tiplady were "supported" by the organisation. In fact, it was unaware of the claims.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the removal of the claim from the online version of the article, the deletion of some reader comments which made reference to the MetBPA's involvement and the publication of the following text at the foot of the online article:

This article previously stated that the allegations made by Raphaella Hamilton-Appiah were "supported by the Black Police Association". The BPA is unaware of the details of the claims made against Mr Tiplady.

Date Published: 21/03/2011



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