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Complainant Name:
Mr Andrew Murray

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail


Mr Andrew Murray, son of Sheryll Murray MP, complained to the Press Complaints Commission that an on-line article had reported inaccurately that his father Neil Murray had drowned after falling from his vessel while out fishing. In fact, Mr Murray's body had been found on board his boat.


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

A report carried online on 25 March (Fisherman husband of Tory MP drowns after becoming tangled up in his own net) stated that it was believed that Neil Murray, husband of East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray, had drowned after falling overboard. We now understand that this was incorrect, and that Mr Murray was found on board his vessel. We are sorry for the error.

Date Published: 27/05/2011

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