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Complainant Name:
Mr John Elgin

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Border Counties Advertiser


Mr John Eglin complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published an article which referred to "gypsies" having destroyed a football pitch, which he considered would have misled readers into believing that the group was from the Romani community in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice.


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

An article of 5 July stated that a youth football pitch had been destroyed by gypsies. We have been asked to make clear that the group was not ethnically Romani but was in fact a Christian group who had been attending a religious ceremony in the area.

Date Published: 22/10/2012

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