A reporter from the paper spoke to the retired police officer outside his home on Monday (Jan 20).
He said “I have no comment to make”.
The Daily Mirror story was marked “Exclusive” but was in fact largely based on the Rebecca Television (RTV) article published last week.
The Daily Post in North Wales, which belongs to the same group, made the story its lead on Wednesday (Jan 22).
The RTV story was not acknowledged by either title.
The Daily Mirror later accepted that much of the article was lifted from the Rebecca Television piece — and has agreed to make a donation to the website.
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