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Complainant Name:
Mrs C Addams

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mirror


Mrs C Addams of Conwy complained that an article which reported a happy slapping victim who slapped back was inaccurate and misleading since the incident was staged.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following wording: On 17 April we (along with another newspaper) ran a story including pictures about a happy slapping victim who slapped back. The story, which was provided to us by an agency, was based on footage from a mobile phone available on We have since learnt that the footage is not genuine and was a stunt by three friends (two of whom appear in the footage).

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