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Complainant Name:
Alex Powell

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Birmingham Mail


Alex Powell complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had breached Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice when it misreported that he had been issued with a police warning.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following correction and apology in print and online:

Alex Powell

On November 11, 2013 we incorrectly stated that Alex Powell was "slapped with a police warning" after walking through town dressed as a clown. In fact, Mr Powell was not subject to any police action. We apologise for this error.

Date Published: 13/12/2013

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