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Complainant Name:
Mr Tomasz Orynski

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail


Mr Tomasz Orynski complained to the Press Complaints Commission on behalf of Zdzislaw Molodynski, about two articles which he considered to have been inaccurate and misleading in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice. The article carried comments attributed to Mr Molodynski, which he claimed not to have made.


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

Daily Mail

In an article published on the 23rd of December headlined ‘Can you be DUI in a sleigh? Santa and his assistant come to grief after crashing into a wall during drunken sled ride through town', we reported that a Father Christmas and his helper in Poland were facing drink driving charges, The article also included quotes from Zdzislaw Molodynski. We have since been informed that the Father Christmas and his helper did not face any charges and that Mr Molodynski refutes the quotes that were attributed to him. We are happy to clarify these points.

Date Published: 28/02/2014

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