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Complainant Name:
Mr Dom Kippin

Clauses Noted: 10

Publication: The News (Portsmouth)


Mr Dom Kippin complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published an article which breached Clause 10 (Clandestine devices and subterfuge) of the Editors' Code of Practice.

The complainant accepted having spoken to the newspaper about his departure from Portsmouth Council; however, he said that this was in the context of a complaint, and he was aggrieved that his comments had subsequently been reported.


The newspaper did not accept that the article had breached the Code, but the complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the inclusion of a quote in the report, from Portsmouth Council's Head of Services; the photograph which had accompanied the online article was also replaced with one more to the complainant's liking.

Date Published: 07/06/2013

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