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Complainant Name:
Yvonne Turbin

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Essex Chronicle

Complaint:

Yvonne Turbin of Essex complained on behalf of her brother, Roy Carter – who had recently been convicted of supplying drugs – that the newspaper had published a photograph which appeared to show him standing with drug dealer Simon Britcher. The complainant said her brother had never been photographed with Mr Britcher.

Resolution:

The newspaper accepted that the image could have been interpreted misleadingly to suggest that Mr Carter and Mr Britcher were standing beside one another when, in fact, the image was of two separate photographs. The published image was removed from the newspaper’s archive to ensure that it was not republished. In addition, the newspaper wrote privately to Mr Carter to confirm that the image should not have been published and that it recognised that his conviction was unrelated to Mr Britcher’s. The complaint was resolved on that basis.

Report: 77



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