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Complainant Name:
Robert Barnes through David O’Rourke

Clauses Noted: 1, 5, 6

Publication: Scottish Daily Mail

Complaint:

Robert Barnes complained through David O'Rourke to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published inaccurate information in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) and further breached Clauses 5 (Intrusion into grief or shock) and 6 (Children) in reporting the tragic death of his daughter, Tracey Barnes.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper wrote to the complainant privately to apologise for having exacerbated his family's grief and made a donation to charity.

Date Published: 24/03/2011



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