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Complainant Name:
Mrs Lorna Leckie

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Scottish Sun

Complaint:

Mrs Lorna Leckie complained on behalf of Mr Mark Laird that the newspaper had published an article reporting on Mr Laird's activities on Twitter during his recovery following a shooting incident which contained inaccuracies and was misleading, in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following clarification and the removal of the online article:

In a report on January 20 and headlined ‘Shooting Stars', we incorrectly stated that Mark Laird set up a Twitter account to tell celebrities of his survival from gunshot wounds. In fact he had signed up previously. We are happy to clarify the matter.

Date Published: 29/06/2012



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