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Complainant Name:
A woman

Clauses Noted: 1, 3

Publication: Daily Mail


A woman complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published a photograph of her, wrongly claiming that it was a photograph of the subject of the article. The complainant was not connected to the article in any sense. She considered that this raised a breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) and Clause 3 (Privacy) of the Editors' Code of Practice.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following apology:

An article on July 29 included a photograph purporting to be of Jenny Harris, a driver who had been in dispute with a parking company at a hospital in Burton upon Trent. In fact the image was not of Jenny Harris and we apologise for the confusion and any embarrassment caused.

Date Published: 28/08/2014

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