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Complainant Name:
Ms Carina Trimingham

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Sun

Complaint:

Ms Carina Trimingham complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published an article relating to her partner Chris Huhne's experience in prison which included a number of inaccuracies in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice. The complainant said that there was no truth in the claims that: Mr Huhne had been summoned to breakfast over the Tannoy system; that he had been moved to a wing for vulnerable prisoners; or that other prisoners and officers had bullied him.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the removal of the article from the newspaper's website and the publication of the following correction:

In an article ‘Order Order!, the right honourable member for Wandsworth down to the office', (13 March) we stated that a prison officer ridiculed Chris Huhne by calling him to breakfast on the tannoy system. We also reported claims by families of inmates that he had been moved to a wing for vulnerable prisoners after being bullied and badgered for money. We have been contacted by Mr Huhne and his partner Ms Carina Trimingham who say that he was not been moved or bullied and got on well with other prisoners. We are happy to set the record straight.

Date Published: 16/05/2013



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