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Complainant Name:
Adam Taylor and Anne Ferguson

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Sun


Adam Taylor and Anne Ferguson complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper reported that they had been arrested but failed to state that they had been released without charge soon after. The complainant's were concerned that readers would be misled in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy).


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following correction in print and online:

"The story ‘Neighbours Held Over 6-Dead Fire' (July 20th) reported that Ms Victoria Anne Ferguson and Mr Adam Taylor were arrested in connection with the fire. We are happy to make it clear that they have been released without charge."

Date Published: 05/12/2012

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