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Complainant Name:
Mary Reid

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Record

Complaint:

Gair & Gibson Solicitors complained to the Press Complaints Commission on behalf of Ms Mary Reid who considered that the newspaper had published an article breaching Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice.

The complainant was of the view that the headline to the article had been inaccurate; in particular, she had not denied being a Gypsy, and was extremely proud of her Gypsy heritage. The complainant felt that the article headline bore no relation to the story reported.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the removal of the online article, and the publication of the following apology:

Mary Reid

On 31 January, as part of an article concerning the pending court case against Mary Reid over the filling in of a census form, we incorrectly stated that she had denied being a Gypsy. In fact, Mary Reid is a Gypsy and is extremely proud of her heritage. At no time has she said that she is not a Gypsy. We offer her our apologies for this error.

Date Published: 01/06/2012



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