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Complainant Name:
Mr Colin Brown

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Barrhead News

Complaint:

Mr Colin Brown complained that the newspaper had published a photograph of his house under the headline “‘Gun’ raid on Joker’s house”. The photograph showed a row of houses with the complainant’s property as the most prominent. He said that his house was unconnected to the raid and, therefore, the photograph was misleading. The newspaper had published a clarification but the piece had not made matters clearer and, as such, the complainant sought a further clarification.

Resolution:

The matter was resolved when the newspaper published the following clarification on page 7:

In the Barrhead News on the 26 November 2008, the front page article “Gun raid on Joker’s house” featured a photograph of several houses. We would like to make clear that the house on the left of the photograph was not connected in any way with the gun raid. The Barrhead News is happy to clarify this and apologises for any confusion caused.

Report: 78



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