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IN an article published on The Sun website on January 27 under the headline ?Gollum joker killed in live rail horror’ we incorrectly stated that Julian Brooker, 23, of Brighton, was blown 15ft into the air after accidentally touching a live railway line.
His parents have asked us to make clear he was not turned into a fireball, was not obsessed with the number 23 and didn’t go drinking on that date every month.
Julian’s mother did not say, during or after the inquest, her son often got on all fours creeping around their house pretending to be Gollum.
Also, quotes from a witness should have been attributed to Gemma Costin not Eva Natasha. We apologise for the distress this has caused Julian’s family and friends.
what actually WAS true in the original article? Just 'man dies after touching railway line' probably.
I really wish this hadn't made me laugh. :(
its pretty sad how much hell they must have had to go through to get this apology.
29 Apr 2005
The duff report in question is from 27 Jan in the same year. So the apology only took a few months
Julian’s mother did not say, during or after the inquest, her son often got on all fours creeping around their house pretending to be Gollum
Too right he apologised.
is genuinely one of my biggest fears.
even if it is ostensibly in my favor, like them starting a campaign for me if i'm murdered or something...i couldn't think of anything worse.
i can only hope i go out quietly and in the least newsworthy way possible.
one of the things I hate about the modern age is when I see a photo of myself, I wonder will it be used by the press when I go awol and buy a frozen pizza or soemthing?