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Apology: Jim Reynolds

PUBLISHED: 08:32 04 August 2016 | UPDATED: 08:32 04 August 2016

Jim Reynolds pictured with Stalkers Lily

Jim Reynolds pictured with Stalkers Lily

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Last week the Romford Recorder published an article about greyhound racing trainer Jim Reynolds and the fact that his contract had been terminated by the Coral-owned racetrack at Romford Stadium.

We also published parts of a statement from the stadium which said that Mr Reynolds had “brought the integrity of the sport and track into question”.

While we would like to make it clear these are the views of the stadium management, we would also like to clarify that these views are not shared by the Romford Recorder.

And while it is the case that Coral and Mr Reynolds have parted ways contractually, we would like to reiterate that the Greyhound Board of Great Britain – the national regulatory board of the sport – has confirmed that Mr Reynolds remains a licensed dog owner, stating that “Mr Reynolds remains a licensed dog trainer”, adding that “there could be a number of reasons for a young dog to record a rapid improvement in speed”.

We acknowledge that the comments made by the stadium and published in our newspaper have caused considerable upset to Mr Reynolds and his family, and we apologise for the distress caused.

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