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Complainant Name:
Ms Erica Leach

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail

Complaint:

This complaint was originally made to the PCC. As the PCC closed on 8 September the complaint was resolved by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) under PCC procedures. IPSO is the new independent regulator of the newspaper and magazine industry.

Ms Erica Leach complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had breached Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice in an article about officials from Rotherham Council who had gone on to work at other councils around the country. She said that the article misleadingly implied that she may have been partially to blame for the sexual exploitation which took place in Rotherham.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper removed all references to the complainant from the online article.

Date Published: 07/11/2014



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