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Complainant Name:
Mr John Sartain

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Scottish Sun


Mr John Sartain complained to the Press Complaints Commission, under Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice, that the newspaper had inaccurately reported that he had advertised a firearm for sale online, following a posting on Facebook, which he explained had been made as a joke.


The complaint was resolved after the PCC negotiated the removal of the online article, a private letter of apology to the complainant and a donation to charity.

Date Published: 25/04/2014

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