Sunday Mail part-rapped by PCC

THE Sunday Mail has escaped censure from the Press Complaints Commission over an article headlined, ‘Sleazy sir’s sex shows’, and published last August.

But it didn’t get off entirely.

It follows complaints from the subject of the story, a former teacher who was engaged to, and had a child with, an ex-pupil.

There were complaints under four clauses of the PCC’s code of practice: clause one (accuracy), clause three (privacy), clause four (harassment) and Clause ten (clandestine devices and subterfuge).

Says the PCC: “Following an offer of remedial action by the newspaper, no further action was required under clause one (accuracy). The other complaints were not upheld.”