Times 'decapitate cyclists' article was most complained about of year

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A controversial comment article that appeared in the Times calling for cyclists to be decapitated was the most complained about piece last year, according to figures released by the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) today.

The PCC received 584 complaints about Matthew Parris's article published on December 27, 2007, entitled 'What's smug and deserves to be decapitated?' The opening line read: 'A festive custom we could do worse than foster would be stringing piano wire across country lanes to decapitate cyclists'.

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