Saturday, 2 April 2011

Sorry we said your daughter was held by police for being drunk

An apology published by the Daily Mail on 31 March 2011, for an article written two weeks before by Nick Pisa:

Robert Marshall-Andrews and his daughter Laura

A report with the heading 'Former Labour MP’s daughter held by Italian police for being drunk told officers 'she was the daughter of Cabinet minister’' incorrectly identified Kathryn Emily Andrews as the daughter of former Labour MP Robert Marshall-Andrews.

In fact, neither Mr Marshall-Andrews nor his daughter Laura were in any way connected to the incident.

We apologise to them for the misunderstanding and any embarrassment caused.

(Hat-tip to Danson's Forehead at Mailwatch Forum)


  1. Misunderstanding, huh? Sure.

  2. nasty smears against left-wing MPs what a surprise

  3. That's it is it? No explanation of how the mistake was made. You can't assume two people are related just because their surnames are the same, so what other reason was there? Did they make this unlikely assumption just because they wanted to stitch up a Labour Party member and knew some of the mud would stick even when (not if) the story was later retracted?

  4. Their surnames aren't even the same - "Marshall-Andrews" is hardly the same as the much commoner surname "Andrews".


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