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Complainant Name:
Mr Paul Martin

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail

Complaint:

Mr Paul Martin of Nuneaton complained to the Press Complaints Commission about a photograph that had been included in an article about ‘paedophile twins' who had previously lived in Camp Hill, Nuneaton. The photograph in question displayed several properties in the Camp Hill area, one of which belonged to the complainant. He was concerned that readers would be misled into believing that the twins had lived at his property, or that of his neighbours. He also argued that the newspaper had intruded into his private life.

Resolution:

The newspaper argued that readers would have recognised the photograph as illustrative of the area that the twins lived in, rather than depicting any specific property. While it did not accept any breach of the Code, the matter was resolved when the PCC negotiated the removal of the photograph from the online article, and a private letter of regret to the complaint.

Date Published: 10/06/2011



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