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# Mistaken Identity

Last year
Algeria sentences scores to death over forest fire lynching
A group of people killed Djamel Ben Ismail in a case of mistaken identity.
Woman given community service for attacking a man that she wrongly believed was a rapist
The victim checked himself out of hospital after the attack and died by suicide a week later
All time
Harrington promises to learn from mistake in Galway mix-up
‘We will ensure that it never happens again’.
Photograph of blue-eyed Vincent van Gogh is not the Dutch painter but his brother Theo
The discovery brings the number of existing van Gogh photographs back down to one.
Woman wrongly put in Mountjoy was told 'if you keep being dishonest I can keep you in longer’
Amy Daly spoke about her ordeal on radio.
TV station removes broadcaster 'Robert Lee' from covering football game - because of his controversial name
The decision came following the recent violence in the Virginia city of Charlottesville.
Mo Farah posts photo with Noel Gallagher at U2 gig... gets it horribly wrong
The Olympic gold medallist clearly isn’t an Oasis fan.
The Herald has apologised after mistaking Stormzy for Romelu Lukaku on its back page
The mix-up has gone viral and also led to a response from the musician.
The Herald accidentally used a photo of Stormzy instead of Lukaku in the paper today
And the mistake is going so viral.
11 days after his funeral, a US family received a call to say their brother was still alive
His family were told by authorities that Frank M Kerrigan had been found dead. He hadn’t.
Another man has been wrongly identified as sex offender Anthony Luckwill
Last month, a man who was house-hunting in Kildare was verbally abused by locals after being wrongfully identified.
Man mistaken for sex offender confronted on street after photo shared on news site's Facebook page
The publication has released an apology after an image of the wrong man was shared by a commenter on its Facebook page.
Wyclef Jean handcuffed by LA police in 'mistaken identity'
The Grammy-winning artist said he was “appalled” after being handcuffed and questioned by police.
'Unconditional apology' from State after gardaí repeatedly call to family's home
The High Court was told that the family were harassed by gardaí calling and asking about a person who didn’t live there.
Ballymun shooting victim recently released from prison after 'knuckleduster assault'
Mistaken identity a possibility in last night’s attack.
Prime Time shows footage of suspect in Trevor O’Neill murder
The father-of-three was gunned down in Majorca in August.
Lawyers for alleged human trafficker say photos of the 'real criminal' exonerate their client
Lawyers for the man have said he is the victim of a mistaken identity.
Ireland prop McGrath the victim of mistaken identity in Chicago
Yesterday’s press conferences threw up some odd moments.
Dublin man killed in case of mistaken identity is laid to rest
Dublin Lord Mayor Brendan Carr and city manager Owen Keegan were among the mourners at Trevor O’Neill’s funeral.
People are tweeting the wrong Chris Evans giving out about Top Gear
Captain America was not involved.
"He was in the wrong place, but he was on the right path" - Martin O'Rourke laid to rest
The father of three was shot on Dublin’s Sheriff Street last week.
Shooting victim Martin O'Rourke was 'on his way to class' when he was killed
The young man had been trying to rebuild his life, the father of his fiancée has said.
'Thousands' raised to cover funeral costs of shooting victim Martin O'Rourke
The 24-year-old was shot on Sheriff Street in Dublin in a case of mistaken identity.
Didier Deschamps embarrassed on TV after scouting Senegal defender for France
A lesson in why you should always do your homework.
Man held at Guantánamo Bay for 13 years in case of mistaken identity
Mustafa al-Aziz al-Shamiri has been detained at the camp without charge.
Teen who stamped on schoolboy's head gets suspended sentence
He also punched the boy’s friend.
Woman seen in tabloid bubble bath photo is NOT suspected Paris jihadi
Moroccan woman Nabila Bakkatha said a former friend sold the image out of revenge.
Louis van Gaal keeps calling Chris Smalling 'Mike'
The defender has been one of the Red Devils’ standout players this season.
Police called after Belgium and Roma midfielder is mistaken for a terrorist
Radja Nainggolan saw the funny side when hotel guests contacted the authorities after claiming he looked suspicious.
This student has the same name as his lecturer, and he's taking full advantage of it
Here's why the man behind the @JohnLewis account is an internet treasure
Spare a thought for him today.
Bearded hipsters may rethink lifestyle choices - after being mistaken for ISIS
The Bearded Villains, a club of, well, bearded men, were mistaken for Islamic State soldiers by Swedish police.
'A case of mistaken identity': Jericho the lion was NOT killed
He’s also not technically Cecil’s brother.
Man charged over mistaken identity shooting in Clonsilla
Two other men arrested in connection with the murder were released without charge.
Mexican teenager dragged screaming from courthouse and sent to Texas
A Houston woman claimed Alondra Luna Nunez was her daughter but she’s since been proven wrong.
Champions drop points, red card mix-up and the talking points from the SSE Airtricity League
Derek Prendergast was wrongly shown a red card while Dundalk were held by Limerick and Bray Wanderers picked up their first win of the season this weekend.
United flatter to deceive again as they grind out win amid red card controversy
A second-half brace from Wayne Rooney saw United over the line after the referee wrongly sent-off Wes Brown.
ITV journalist becomes accidental target of Super Bowl abuse, deals with it in best possible way
Meet Tom Bradby. He is not Tom Brady.
Northampton weren't quite sure which Munster out-half they signed today
Wrong Munster 10, lads.
Parents discover son isn't dead when he answers door at girlfriend's house
The couple were wrongly informed that their son had died in a car crash.