Hotline: Harrowing Barnardo's ad attracts complaints

A harrowing Barnardo's spot featuring a girl repeatedly beaten around the head by her father attracted more complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority than any other ad last year, according to the body's annual report.

The second most-complained-about ad was a Volkswagen Polo spot from DDB London featuring a dog singing confidently while sitting in a car but shaking and looking cowed once outside.

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