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Complainant Name:
Mr Peter Kirkham

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Guardian


Mr Peter Kirkham complained to the Press Complaints Commission that an article, published online only, had inaccurately reported the law in relation to strip searches by the police, in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice.


The complaint was resolved after the PCC negotiated amendments to the article, and the publication of the following footnote:

This article has been amended to make clear that strip searches can be used in circumstances other than an arrest and to make clear that they do not always mean that all clothing has to be removed.

Date Published: 27/05/2014

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