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Complainant Name:
Hugh Morrison

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail


Hugh Morrison complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published inaccurate information about him in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code. An item in a diary column claimed he had been nicknamed "Ambrosia"; the complainant said this was categorically untrue and potentially damaging to his reputation.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated a goodwill donation by the newspaper to a charity supported by the complainant and the publication of the following apology in the newspaper's diary:

My apologies to racehorse trainer Hugh Morrison for referring facetious to him being ‘endearingly nicknamed Ambrosia'. We accept this is quite untrue. Sportingly he has asked me to make a donation to Racing Welfare. My just desserts.

Date Published: 02/11/2011

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