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Complainant Name:
A man

Clauses Noted: 1, 3

Publication: The Scottish Sun


A man complained to the Press Complaints Commission under Clause 1 (Accuracy) and Clause 3 (Privacy) of the Editors' Code of Practice about articles which claimed he had sexual intercourse whilst on duty as a police officer. The complainant was concerned that the claim had been stated as fact, when it was an allegation which he denied.


The matter was resolved when the PCC negotiated the removal of the online articles, as well as an undertaking that - should the newspaper refer to the allegation in future - it would include his denial.

Date Published: 15/06/2012

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