A regional daily newspaper has published a correction and apology after an inaccuracy in an article about the death of a man.
She complained the article inaccurately stated he was the brother of Stephen and Michael Bond and that this relationship formed a police line of inquiry.
The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated an amendment to the online article and the publication of the following correction and apology, both in print and online:
“In an article published in the Manchester Evening News on September 20 regarding the fatal shooting of Kevin Bond, we stated he was the brother of Stephen and Michael Bond and that their relationship formed one of the police’s lines of inquiry.
“We would like to make it clear that although Stephen and Michael Bond were related, they were not Kevin Bond’s brothers and the relationship was not a police line of inquiry.
“This information came from a trusted and credible source but subsequently proved to be wrong. We apologise for the error and the upset it has caused Mr Bond’s family.”