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Complainant Name:
Andrew Perry

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Mail on Sunday

Complaint:

Andrew Perry, a Crown Advocate for the Crown Prosecution Service, complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published a number of inaccuracies in an article about a presentation he had given while on secondment to Road Safety Support Ltd.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of a correction and the removal of the article from the newspaper's online archive.

The following correction was published in the newspaper:

Andrew Perry

An article on September 5, 2010, "... fury as police cash in on car phone picture", said Andrew Perry, a CPS lawyer, might have been in contempt of court by giving a presentation using an evidence picture of footballer Jermain Defoe using a mobile phone while driving, before the case had been heard. In fact the picture related to a speeding case that had already concluded; a mobile phone case mentioned in the article had not yet begun. We are happy to set the record straight.

The following correction was published online:

Andrew Perry

An article on September 5, 2010, "...fury as police cash in on car phone picture" said Andrew Perry, a CPS lawyer, might have been in contempt of court by giving a presentation using an evidence picture of footballer Jermain Defoe using a mobile phone while driving, before the case had been heard.

In fact the picture related to a speeding case, prosecuted by Mr Perry, that had already concluded; a mobile phone case mentioned in the article had not yet begun. We are happy to set the record straight.

Date Published: 11/05/2011



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