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Complainant Name:
Oliver Gray

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Cornishman


Mr Oliver Gray complained on behalf of Lizzy Dive to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had breached Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice. He was concerned that the newspaper had incorrectly claimed that Ms Dive, who had been playing Mrs Twit in a stage production of the Twits, had sustained mild concussion when accidently hit by a kettle.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the alteration of the online article and the publication of the following wording in the newspaper:

"Following our article of June 21 which reported Lizzy Dive, an actress who was playing Mrs Twit on stage, had sustained mild concussion from being hit by a kettle, we are happy to make clear that Ms Dive did not suffer concussion, but only minor bruising".

Date Published: 30/08/2012

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