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Complainant Name:
Mrs J A Wilkes

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Falmouth Packet


Mrs J A Wilkes complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published an article reporting on a "manhunt" for her son which misleadingly implied that he was a "gunman", in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following clarification in the newspaper:

An article of 23 November 2011 reported that Mr Dylan Wilkes of Falmouth was a "gun scare fugitive". We have been asked to make clear that Mr Wilkes was not arrested or charged with any gun-related offence. We are happy to make this clear.

Date Published: 17/05/2012

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