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Complainant Name:
Ms Sarah Higgens

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Sun


Ms Sarah Higgens of Manchester complained that the newspaper had published a photograph of her as part of an article on problems surrounding binge drinking. She explained that - at the time she was photographed - she had been walking with her friend who had sore feet, and was not "staggering" or drunk. She said that she should not have been associated with binge drinking.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper removed the image from its website (and said it would not be republished), sent a private letter of apology to the complainant and published the following letter from her:

Your article ‘One for the Road' (Sun, October 26) about binge drinking included a photograph of several women, including myself, at the end of a rare night out in Manchester. I had not been binge-drinking or drinking to excess which is an activity I do not associate myself with. I behaved responsibly that night but by including my picture with the article I was associated with binge-drinking which was wrong.

Report: 80

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