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Complainant Name:
Steven Wolf

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail

Complaint:

Steven Wolf complained that the newspaper had wrongly classified the mas shooting carried out by Derrick Bird in Cumbria in 2010 as a "school massacre". This was factually incorrect in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice.

Resolution:

The newspaper accepted that the reference was erroneous. The complaint was resolved when the newspaper promptly amended the online article and appended a suitable corrective footnote.

Date Published: 21/02/2013



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