Vera Baird PCC Northumbria "inaccurate press story which was corrected the same day ... . apologising for the original story were published in national press." - Martin McGartland request
11 July 2017
Dear Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner,
In your response to a FOI request dated 15 May 2015 ( see here: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c... ) you included; "We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.
This request appears to be based on an inaccurate press story which was
corrected the same day. Articles making clear that there was never any
investigation by the Ministry of Justice and apologising for the original
story were published in national press."
I would like to know;
1. If PCC Baird (or her staff) made any type of complaint to any local or national newspaper (including to Daily Mirror and Evening Chronicle) and or if any type of correction was sought or received?
2. Which newspapers "corrected the same day ... and apologising for the original
story were published in national press"?
3. I would also like OPCC Northumbria to disclose original copies of all documents, newspaper stories (included those which were corrected on same day), copies of all emails, letters, complaint/s and or all other correspondence between PCC Baird, her office, staff and any newspapers, its reporters, editors, and staff relating to above, "an inaccurate press story", any correction & apology.
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