Sun Issues Apology to Cheryl Cole

The Scottish Sun has issued an apology to singer Cheryl Cole, negotiated by the Press Complaints Commission.

In a clarification published on page 2 of today’s Scottish edition, the newspaper said it was “happy to set the record straight” after a complaint was made under Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the PCC's Editors’ Code of Practice.

Reads the apology, which featured on page 7 of the London edition of the paper: “As part of our coverage of the break-up of Cheryl and Ashley Cole’s marriage we reported on March 4 that the singer would fly to France to meet her estranged husband who was texting her lines from her songs.

“We accept Cheryl did not fly to France, no such texts were sent and she denies saying she was scared of life as a single girl as we reported on March 1.

“We are happy to set the record straight and apologise to Cheryl.”