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Complainant Name:
Mr Martin Jones

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Reading Post


Mr Martin Jones, a former international hockey player, complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published an article in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice. The article had incorrectly reported that a man "had been accused of assaulting Great Britain player Martin Jones". This was a case of mistaken identity - the complainant had been involved in no such incident.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper apologised for any confusion caused by the error and removed the reference to the Martin Jones in the article being a hockey player.

Date Published: 24/01/2013

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