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Complainant Name:
Dr Richard Yuill

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Scottish Daily Mail

Complaint:

Dr Richard Yuill of Glasgow complained that an article inaccurately associated him with paedophilia and sexual offences. He emphasised that he had never been convicted, or dismissed from a teaching job, for any sexual offence.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following correction: "Further to our article published on 20 January headlined 'Scotland’s sex shame lecturer' we would like to make clear that, although Dr Richard Yuill was indeed struck off the General Teaching Council for Scotland for ‘inappropriate’ behaviour, the stated reason for his dismissal related to allegations of pupil drinking and drug taking and not for an alleged incident on a school swimming trip. Dr Yuill could not have been caught by any 'sex checks' regarding his previous conduct when he applied for a lecturing job, as we suggested."

Report: 73



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