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Complainant Name:
Mr Robin Crorie

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Mail on Sunday


Mr Robin Crorie complained to the Press Complaints Commission under Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors’ Code of Practice, about the claim that Andrea Waldeck – a woman arrested in Indonesia – was a ‘former policewoman’. The complainant said that Ms Waldeck was, in fact, a Community Support Officer, which was not the same.


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

While we referred to Andrea Waldeck as a ‘policewoman’, we are happy to make clear that she was, in fact, not a police officer but a Community Support Officer (CSO).CSOs were created by the Police Reform Act 2002, and they are civilian employees

Date Published: 19/12/2013

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