Ofcom has rejected complaints that it was inappropriate for Channel 4 News to allow a Muslim journalist to present coverage of the Nice truck attack.

It has emerged that Kelvin MacKenzie, who attacked the decision by Channel 4 News in his Sun column and called on readers to complain to the media regulator, did not in fact end up lodging a complaint himself.

Ofcom received 17 complaints about Channel 4 using Fatima Manji – who wears a hijab – to present news of July's mass killings in Nice.

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