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Complainant Name:
Ms Sarah Higgens

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Sun

Complaint:

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.

Resolution:

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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