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Complainant Name:
Mr Leslie Kilminster

Clauses Noted: 10

Publication: Evening Express (Aberdeen)


Mr Leslie Kilminster from Aberdeen complained through his legal representatives, Peterkins Solicitors, about the copying and publication of CCTV footage showing a man who had entered his shop after being subjected to a violent assault. The complainant said that, although the reporter had been allowed to view the footage, consent had not been given for its publication.


While the newspaper did not accept any breach of the Editors' Code, the matter was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following statement:

Mr Leslie Kilminster of L&M Kilminster Stores, Hutcheon Street, Aberdeen has asked us to point out that he was not aware the CCTV footage taken in his shop after the incident would be made available on the Evening Express website. We are happy to clarify the matter and regret any confusion that may have been caused.

Date Published: 17/11/2011

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