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Complainant Name:
The Rt Hon Jack McConnell MSP

Clauses Noted: 9

Publication: Scottish Daily Express

Complaint:

The Rt Hon Jack McConnell MSP complained that he had been unnecessarily referred to in an article about his brother-in-law, who had been found guilty of breaching the peace and acting in a disorderly manner. He said that he was not relevant to the story and had not consented to being identified in the piece and that there was, therefore, a breach of Clause 9 (Reporting of crime) of the Code.

Resolution:

The newspaper assured the complainant that its journalists had been informed of his concerns and reminded of their responsibilities. Its internal electronic archive had been marked with a legal warning.

Report: 77



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