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Complainant Name:
Migrants Resource Centre, on behalf of Mr Salvatore Quero

Clauses Noted: 1, 12

Publication: The Sun

Complaint:

Migrants Resource Centre, on behalf of Mr Salvatore Quero, complained to the Press Complaints Commission about the publication of an article which Mr Quero considered to have breached Clauses 1 (Accuracy) and 12 (Discrimination) of the Editors' Code of Practice.

The article, which included a photograph of the complainant, inaccurately stated that he was a 41 year old father of seven.

Resolution:

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

In a story headlined ‘Greedy Bulgars' (Sept 11th) Salvatore Quero, a single Italian man, was identifiable in a photograph as part of a Bulgarian family claiming benefits. We are happy to clarify that Mr Quero is not a member of the family and was simply providing them with food.

Date Published: 05/11/2012



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