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Complainant Name:
Mr James Shuttleworth

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail


Mr James Shuttleworth complained to the Press Complaints Commission that two Richard Littlejohn columns had referred inaccurately to six individuals attempting to enter Britain as "asylum seekers". In fact, a statement from the UK Border Agency made clear that these individuals were "illegal immigrants".


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following correction in the print version of the newspaper, in addition to updating the online articles with the correct position and a note recording the change:

Articles on 5 and 16 August referred to six individuals apprehended in France who were attempting to enter Britain in wheelie bins on a lorry as asylum seekers when they should have been described as illegal immigrants. We are happy to set the record straight.

Date Published: 01/12/2011

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