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Complainant Name:
Ms Debra Mackrell

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail


Ms Debra Mackrell complained about an article which was, in her view, inaccurate and intrusive in breach of Clauses 1 (Accuracy) and 3 (Privacy) of the Editors' Code of Practice.

The article reported that the complainant had been arrested ‘for abusing [a] train guard while drunk'.

According to the complainant, the Crown Prosecution Service offered no evidence at trial to support its case, and so the matter was dropped.


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

Following an adjournment, the CPS have now withdrawn the charges against Ms Mackrell.

Date Published: 19/04/2013

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