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Complainant Name:
A woman

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Scotsman


A woman complained to the Press Complaints Commission, on behalf of her partner, that an article about report into a child's welfare was inaccurate and misleading when it claimed that her partner was a "sex offender", which was not the case.


The complaint was resolved when - after the newspaper had immediately accepted the error - the PCC negotiated a private letter of apology, the amendment of the online article and the addition of the following apology to the online piece:

This article was amended on February 11. Our original report stated the partner of Child D's mother was a convicted sex offender. This is not the case and his conviction was for common assault only. The Scotsman apologises for the error.

Date Published: 24/03/2011

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