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Our letters editor takes to task this week's Independent coverage

Mark Lonnie

Contrary to an article of 9 June, we understand that Mark Lonnie was not arrested prior to his caution in 2009 for assaulting a teenage pupil who he believed was about to attack him.

FBI photos depict various appearances of the convicted murderer JoAnne Chesimard

Errors and Omissions: How to make a drama out of a few inaccuracies

Our letters editor takes to task this week's Independent coverage

Dr Penelope Leach

In an article of 15 June (“Fathers round on baby guru Leach over sleepovers”), The Independent on Sunday reported on recommendations in Penelope Leach's new book that children of four and under whose parents are separated should not generally have overnight stays with their fathers.

AKB48 perform during one of their daily concerts at Tokyo’s Akihabara theatre

Errors and Omissions: This awkward construction won’t bring music to the ears

Our chief political commentator takes to task this week's Independent coverage

Mr Timur Kulibaev

An article published on 31 May 2014 (“Piping Hot: How Putin Won China Gas Deal”) referred to  allegations suggesting that Mr Kulibaev, a Kazakhstan businessman, was (1) a member of an organised criminal gang; (2) involved in theft of state property on a large scale and abuse of power; (3) money-laundering; and (4) accepting a US$100m bribe made by Chinese state companies.

Israeli army soldiers take their positions

Errors and Omissions: Some news reports don’t quite hit the right target

Our letters editor takes to task this week's Independent coverage

Steve Coogan and Jeremy Clarkson

An article on independent.co.uk earlier this week reported that Steve Coogan had spoken out against the presenters of Top Gear in relation to their ‘offensive’ on-screen behaviour.

L.S. Lowry painting

The L.S. Lowry painting featured in our article ‘Antique dealers leave the good old days behind’ (20 May) is owned by art dealers Macconnal Mason, not by Mallett, as we said. Our apologies for the error. 

Corrections and clarifications

An article of 5 January (“Police under fire for handling of Moat manhunt”) reported that the late PC David Rathband waited nine months for counselling promised by Northumbria Police. We have been asked to make clear that the force maintains that responsibility for the delay largely lay with PC Rathband himself.

Corrections & Clarifications

An article of 7 March (“UK banks in row over the Tymoshenko ‘millions’”) referred to a leaked report alleging that Ukraine’s ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko held numerous UK bank accounts.  The report was produced in parallel to a wider investigation by London law firm, Lawrence Graham, which was instructed last year by the Ukrainian Ministry of Revenues and Duties.  However,  Lawrence Graham have asked us to clarify that they did not commission the report in question and were not aware of its findings.  We are happy to set the record straight.

Errors and Omissions: Byzantium deserves a better press than this

Our Letters editor takes to task this week's Independent coverage

Sir Ian Andrews

Recent articles in The Independent have reported how the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) refused publicly to disclose the identities of blue chip companies which hired private detectives.  Sir Ian Andrews, was Chairman of SOCA when the decision to classify the information was made and communicated to a parliamentary select committee. He has asked us to make clear that he was uninvolved in the decision-making process: that as non-executive Chairman, his role was simply to communicate and explain the decision made by SOCA officers and that his resignation as SOCA Chairman was unconnected with his appearances before the select committee. It was solely as a result of his failure formally to disclose to SOCA that in 2012 he had become the director of a management consultancy company which he ran with his wife.

Saturday 4 January Codeword

Saturday 4 January Codeword

On Saturday, a production error resulted in the wrong grid for the Independent Codeword being printed. The hints letters were correct. You can find and print the correct grid above (click to enlarge.)

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