Sun apology over Coronation Street Al-Qaeda threat front page

The Sun has apologised over a front page story from December last year which wrongly stated that the 50th anniversary live edition of ITV soap Coronation Street was the subject of an Al-Qaeda terrorist threat.

Janice Troup, head of ITV press for drama and soaps, complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the article  was inaccurate and misleading.

In an apology brokered by the PCC, The Sun said: “Further to our article about increased security at Coronation Street’s studios for their live 50th anniversary episode (December 9),  we would like to make clear that, while cast and crew were subject to full body searches, there was no specific threat from Al-Qaeda as we reported. We apologise for the misunderstanding and are happy to set the record straight.”

The Sun story is no longer live but you can view the front page here.

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