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Complainant Name:
A woman

Clauses Noted: 1, 6

Publication: Daily Star

Complaint:
A woman complained that the newspaper had inaccurately suggested that her daughter had been bitten by a spider and rushed to hospital. Although a poisonous spider had been discovered in the family home, the daughter was never bitten. The complainant also objected to the fact that her daughter was named in the story.

Resolution:
The complaint was resolved when the newspaper, having offered to publish a correction and apology, sent – at the complainant’s request – a personal letter of apology to the complainant’s daughter, although it maintained that the news agency which supplied it were given permission to use her name.

Report: 63



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