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Complainant Name:
Robert Barnes through David OíRourke

Clauses Noted: 1, 5, 6

Publication: Scottish Daily Mail


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.


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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