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Complainant Name:
Dawn Harron

Clauses Noted: 5

Publication: Press & Journal (Aberdeen)


Dawn Harron complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had intruded into her grief and shock. Her fiancé had tragically died in a motorcycle accident and the newspaper's website carried the story of the incident accompanied by what she found to be a highly insensitive image of the crash site. Given that both the complainant and her fiancé's family considered the continuing online presence of the image extremely upsetting, she requested its removal.


The complainant was resolved promptly when the newspaper immediately removed the online article - including the photograph - on receipt of the complaint from the PCC.

Date Published: 14/12/2010

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