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Complainant Name:
Ms Claire Tannahill

Clauses Noted: 1, 5

Publication: Take a Break


Ms Claire Tannahill complained that an article containing an account of her father's murder of her mother contained inaccuracies and was insensitive. She was particularly concerned that a photograph depicting her and her boyfriend had been labelled incorrectly as showing her brother and sister. The complainant also said that the article contained the journalist's own views about the events that led to her mother's death, and that the coverage was disrespectful towards her mother.


The complaint was resolved by the publication of the following two statements, one of which referred to the photograph and the other the content of the article:

"Take A Break magazine would like to note that the photo caption on page 43, issue 42 is incorrect. The people pictured are not Kris and Amy Tannahill and we would like to apologise for any distress this has caused."

"Further to our article on page 43 of issue 42, we would like to acknowledge that the Tannahill family have concerns that the article did not accurately reflect the circumstances of Lorna and Allan Tannahill's relationship, and particularly her dedication to her family. We apologise to them for any distress this publication has caused."

Report: 80

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