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Complainant Name:
Mr John Laird

Clauses Noted: 6

Publication: Daily Record


Mr John Laird complained to the Press Complaints Commission on behalf of his son, William Laird, that the newspaper had published photographs of his grandson on a matter that affected his welfare without obtaining the consent of the boy's custodial parent. He was concerned that this raised a breach of Clause 6 (Children) of the Editors' Code of Practice.


The newspaper understood that the pictures had been released by a family member to the news agency which provided them. It noted that they had subsequently been published in a number of newspapers. Nonetheless, in consideration of the complainant's concerns it agreed to delete the photographs from its library so they would not be re-used. The complaint was resolved on that basis.

Date Published: 25/06/2010

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