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Complainant Name:
A man

Clauses Noted: 1, 6, 9

Publication: Daily Record

Complaint:

A man complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had breached Clause 1 (Accuracy) and Clause 9 (Reporting of Crime) of the Editors' Code in reporting on a shooting that had taken place at his home. The article had included the name of his young child, who had witnessed the incident.

Resolution:

The newspaper immediately accepted that it had breached Clause 9 of the Code. It removed the article from its website and internal archives, and made a note that no information from the article should be republished except that which related directly to the shooting. The newspaper investigated how the breach had occurred and reminded relevant staff members of their obligations under the Code. The complainant was content for the matter to be resolved on that basis.

Date Published: 14/04/2011



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