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Complainant Name:
Mrs C Addams

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mirror

Complaint:

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.

Resolution:

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 www.youtube.com. We have since learnt that the footage is not genuine and was a stunt by three friends (two of whom appear in the footage)”.

Report: 73



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