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Complainant Name:
Kenneth Crombie

Clauses Noted: 1, 9

Publication: The Sun


Kenneth Crombie complained to the Press Complaints Commission that two articles - reporting his ex-wife's account following his conviction for grievous bodily harm against her - contained a number of inaccuracies. In particular, he said that the incident was not witnessed by the couple's son or Mrs Crombie's daughter; that there were no love songs playing; and that the incident had not taken place in an outhouse. He was also concerned that the articles would lead to the identification of his son, and said that the newspaper's coverage had jeopardised his safety in prison.


The newspaper said that it had reported the account given to it by Mrs Crombie, and that it was not possible to identify the couple's son from the articles alone. The complaint was resolved when the newspaper placed a note on its files to reflect the points made in the complaint and amended the online version of the articles accordingly.

Date Published: 19/05/2010

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