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Complainant Name:
A woman

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Sun


A woman complained that the newspaper had published a photograph of her whilst she was removing graffiti from a bus stop and inaccurately suggested that she was in fact the perpetrator of the vandalism.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published a correction and apology, which the complainant had requested to be anonymous. The wording was as follows:


On June 19 we published a photograph of an elderly woman appearing to write graffiti on a bus stop in Richmond, Surrey. We have been asked to point out she was actually cleaning the graffiti off. Our apologies for the mistake.

Report: 75

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