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Complainant Name:
A man

Clauses Noted: 1, 3, 4, 9

Publication: Scottish Sun

Complaint:

A man complained to the Press Complaints Commission about a series of articles which reported that he was facing dismissal from the police force after claims that he had ‘romped with a woman at his police station'. The complainant was primarily concerned that the articles contained intrusive information. However, he also complained that the newspaper's reporter had made repeated attempts to obtain comment from him after he had made clear that he did not wish to speak.

Resolution:

The newspaper made clear that subsequent approaches to the complainant were made in order to obtain comment on new allegations, which it considered it right to put to him. It did not accept any breach of the Code; however, the matter was resolved when - as a gesture of goodwill - the newspaper removed the articles from its website.

Date Published: 12/01/2012



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