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Complainant Name:
Ms Janice Troup

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Sun


Ms Janice Troup, Head of ITV Press, Drama and Soaps, complained to the Press Complaints Commission that an article which claimed that the 50th anniversary broadcast of Coronation Street had been targeted by Al-Qaeda was inaccurate and misleading.


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

Further to our article about increased security at Coronation Street's studios for their live 50th anniversary episode (December 9), we would like to make clear that, while cast and crew were subject to full body searches, there was no specific threat from Al-Qaeda as we reported. We apologise for the misunderstanding and are happy to set the record straight.

Date Published: 02/02/2011

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