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Complainant Name:
Elaine Deering

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail


Elaine Deering complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper's website contained an article (published a year prior to her contacting the PCC) which contained a number of errors. In particular, she was concerned that the piece stated that she had sold her deceased brother's war medals to fund a holiday cruise when this was not the case.


The newspaper explained that a number of news sources had reported the selling of medals around the time of publication and the article had remained online for a long period of time without complaint. However, as a gesture of goodwill the newspaper arranged for the article to be amended to remove the disputed points and the complaint was resolved on that basis.

Date Published: 17/11/2011

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