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Complainant Name:
Mrs Melanie Taylor

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mirror

Complaint:

Mrs Melanie Taylor complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published an inaccurate caption to a photograph in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice. The complainant said that the newspaper had published a photograph of the 2012 Grand National which showed an obscuring screen at fence 21 of the course. The caption incorrectly claimed that the screen was shielding a stricken horse. In fact, the horse had been destroyed at fence 11, so the screen could not be shielding the horse.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper removed the photograph and the caption. The complainant's comment was published beneath the article.

Date Published: 30/05/2013



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