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Complainant Name:
Ms Heather Mills

Clauses Noted: 6

Publication: The Sun


Ms Heather Mills complained to the Press Complaints Commission that a photograph of her daughter, playing in the sea with her father, had been published without consent and constituted a breach of Clause 6 (Children) of the Code of Practice. She also expressed concern about the story, which contained information about her daughter and made reference to her (Ms Mills) as ‘Mucca'. She said that this was likely to have a negative impact on her daughter's welfare.


The matter was resolved by the PCC when the newspaper agreed to remove the picture - as well as references to Ms Mills' daughter - from the online version of the article. The paper's managing editor assured Ms Mills that he would use his best endeavours to ensure that nothing was published in the future about her daughter that could be upsetting to her in relation to the name ‘Mucca'.

Date Published: 22/04/2010

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