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Complainant Name:
Mr Gordon Campbell

Clauses Noted: 1, 3, 6

Publication: Sunday Mail


Mr Gordon Campbell complained to the Press Complaints Commission that an article which reported that his grandchildren had been orphaned following a car crash which their mother had died contained a photograph of the children which had been published without consent in breach of Clause 6 (Children) of the Code. He also said that the article contained inaccuracies and was intrusive.


The PCC negotiated the following resolution to the complaint: the newspaper - which accepted that the photograph had been published without the necessary consent - apologised to the family, deleted the photograph from its picture library and gave an assurance as to future publication. It also made donations to two charities of the complainant's choice.

Date Published: 07/04/2010

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