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Complainant Name:
Sheriff Janys Scott QC

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Press & Journal (Aberdeen)

Complaint:

Ms Elizabeth Cutting, Public Information Officer at Parliament House, Edinburgh, complained on behalf of Sheriff Janys Scott QC that the newspaper had inaccurately reported that, whilst presiding over a Fatal Accident Inquiry in court, Sheriff Scott had been moved to tears by the testimony of the dead woman’s mother.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper agreed to send a private letter to Sheriff Scott acknowledging that the matter was disputed by the Sheriff and by four other witnesses in court, and stating that the newspaper had not intended to imply any lack of professionalism on her part.

Report: 78



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