Clear Channel anti-abortion billboards targeting Stella Creasy to be removed

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Clear Channel has said it will remove a series of billboards bought by an American anti-abortion group.

The ads targeted MP Stella Creasy, featuring a picture of a foetus and the strapline "#StopStella".

Creasy called the billboards out on Twitter, asking to be put in touch with the CEO of Clear Channel.

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The billboards attracted around 30 complaints to the ASA.

Now, Clear Channel says it will be removing the billboards immediately.

In a statement, the company said: "We sincerely apologise for any offence that has been caused by a recent campaign which we ran in Walthamstow on behalf of a customer.

"As an out-of-home media owner, we take a neutral stance towards all advertising and have robust procedures in place to ensure that the creatives we run comply with the UK advertising codes. While this campaign met these requirements, we accept that the content should have been scrutinised in greater detail and should not have been displayed.

"We are reviewing the internal processes we have in place regarding the campaigns and content we run to prevent an issue like this from happening again."