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Complainant Name:
The family of Mark Duggan

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail


The family of Mark Duggan complained to the Press Complaints Commission through Birnberg Peirce and Partners solicitors that the newspaper had published inaccurate information on its website in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice.


The newspaper had amended the coverage online on the day of publication. The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication online of the following apology and correction, alongside a photograph of Mr Duggan:

An earlier version of this article suggested that mourners lining the streets as Mark Duggan's body was carried to his funeral made "gang-style" salutes. We have been informed that the salute pictured above referred to a call by Bishop Kwaku Frimpong-Manson at an earlier service for mourners to "stretch [their] hands towards the casket and thank God for Mark's life as he begins his heavenly journey". We are happy to clarify this and regret any confusion or distress caused.

Date Published: 06/01/2012

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