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Complainant Name:
A woman

Clauses Noted: 1, 6

Publication: Edinburgh Evening News

Complaint:

A woman complained that the newspaper had published a photograph of her fourteen year old child, without permission, to illustrate a story about teenage rioting. She was concerned that the use of the photograph inaccurately implied that her daughter had been involved in the rioting.

Resolution:

The newspaper published the following clarification and apology, prior to the involvement of the PCC, as a response to the complaint:

Tesco Extra

Images of two girls in the vicinity of the Tesco Extra store in Corstorphine were published on page 6 of the Evening News on Saturday, December 15, alongside an article saying that gangs of teenagers were terrorising staff at the retail park.

We have been asked to point out that the two girls who appear in the photograph are in no way connected with the attacks and apologise for any misunderstanding this may have caused.

While the complainant remained concerned over the embarrassment the publication of the photograph had caused her daughter, she accepted this measure as a resolution to her complaint.

Report: 76



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