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Complainant Name:
Bryan Hindle

Clauses Noted: 1, 2, 3, 6

Publication: Take a Break


Bryan Hindle complained to the Press Complaints Commission that an article about his former partner's new marriage had contained a number of inaccuracies, which included the erroneous claim that his daughter, Abbi, was the daughter of his former partner's new husband. He had joint custody of his daughter, and was also concerned that the article had included a photograph of her, published without his consent. He added that the article had caused distress to his daughter and other members of the family.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC helped to negotiate publication of the following clarification:

Further to our article ‘Don't stop the wedding, mum' on 12 November 2009, we would like to clarify that Abbi Hindle is not the daughter of Joanne Darby's husband, Chris. Abbi is Ms. Darby's daughter from a previous relationship with Abbi's father, Mr. Bryan Hindle. We are happy to set the record straight and apologise for any distress caused.

The newspaper also undertook to not publish the photograph of the complainant's daughter again.

Date Published: 26/03/2010

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