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Complainant Name:
A man

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Sunday Mail

Complaint:

A man from Glasgow complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published an article which inaccurately implied that he was a "career criminal" and that his wife's business was illegitimate. The article had contained several anonymous profiles of individuals alleged to be using nurseries as fronts for criminal activities; the complainant felt that one of these profiles would be recognisable to many people as referring to himself.

Resolution:

The newspaper did not agree that readers would necessarily infer that the profile referred to the complainant. However, the complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated an agreement that the newspaper would not refer to the complainant by name, nor repeat the description of the individual in the article, unless future events were to occur that would make it perverse not to do so.

Date Published: 12/03/2010



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