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Complainant Name:
Mrs Lorna Leckie

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Scottish Sun


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.


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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