Various Scottish newspapers on Friday received an “urgent” letter from lawyers representing the parents of the murdered Polish student, Angelika Kluk – whose body was found in a Glasgow church.
Please, requested the lawyers, the girl’s parents have been pestered by both the Scottish and Polish press and would it be possible to respect the couple’s wish for privacy in their time of grief?
“On behalf of our clients, we put every newspaper and broadcaster on notice that our clients do not wish to be approached by any member of the press, Mr Kluk is being harassed by both British and Polish press.” Cited are various clauses in the code of the Press Complaints Commission.
And the tone then gets a little more aggressive: “This letter will be sent to media organisations worldwide and if our clients’ rights are not respected then we are instructed to pursue all regulatory and civil legal remedies against those who refuse to desist from harassing our clients.”
The letter was signed by Angela McCracken, of Levy and McRae.
By any chance, that’ll not be the same Levy and McRae who have acted for the Daily Record, which ran an, er, five-page special about the student’s death on Friday?