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Complainant Name:
Mr Joe Cooke

Clauses Noted: 1, 3, 12

Publication: The Sunday Times

Complaint:

Mr Joe Cooke complained to the Press Complaints Commission about an article which had inaccurately reported that he had arrived at an event at Oxford University wearing a silver suit and carrying a silver-topped cane, which he considered raised a breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice. The complainant was also concerned that the article had published a photograph of him which he considered to have been private, and had made reference to his racial heritage.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved after the PCC negotiated the publication of the following correction, and payment of a fee for the use of the photograph.

A report ("Save us! We Tory students are being hounded", News, November 25) incorrectly stated that Joe Cooke, a recent president of the Oxford Conservative Association, upset students by turning up at the university in a Rolls-Royce wearing a silver suit and carrying a silver-topped cane. We are happy to correct the record.

Date Published: 14/03/2013



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