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Complainant Name:
The Proctor Family

Clauses Noted: 1, 5

Publication: Daily Record

Complaint:

The Proctor family of Glasgow complained that the newspapers coverage of their brother Morgans murder was inaccurate and insensitive. The complainants were concerned that the article contained a graphic account of Morgans injuries. They also argued that the published comments of one local inaccurately implied that their brother as the older man had initiated the violence with a knife. Finally, they said that the coverage inaccurately implied that their brother had been part of a gang.

Resolution:

The newspaper undertook to report on the matter fully and clarify Morgan Proctors role when the case went to trial. It also annotated its records with the points of the complaint. The complainants accepted this action and undertaking as a resolution to their concerns.

Report: 77



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