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Complainant Name:
John Forrester

Clauses Noted: 6

Publication: The Scottish Sun

Complaint:

John Forrester complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had intruded into the lives of his young children by identifying them in relation to a story criticising his professional background in breach of Clause 6 (Children) of the Editors' Code of Practice.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper immediately removed the children's names from the online article and published the following statement acknowledging the error in print:

John Forrester

In our article headlined ‘Fling Sir back at school', on April 29, we named the children of ex-teacher John Forrester. Their details should not have been in the report and we apologise to the Forrester family for any upset caused.

A similar wording was also published alongside the online piece and, in addition to this, the newspaper wrote a private letter of apology to the complainant and his family.

Date Published: 19/06/2012



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