An NHS trust has admitted superimposing an image of a government minister into a publicity photograph for a hospital building project.
Culture Secretary James Purnell was late for the photo at Tameside General Hospital in Greater Manchester, turning up after three other MPs had to leave.
The MP agreed to have his photograph taken in the same spot, but says he did not agree to the images being merged.
The trust has apologised to anyone who may have been misled by the picture.
The image was sent out to a number of local newspapers in Greater Manchester and was published in at least one.
Seen this on the north west News
before, to be quite frank its a disgrace, he wasnt there, they shouldnt try and pretend that he was, should have just released a statement and saved themselves all this hassle.
I cant help but think the superimposing is absolute shite... not sayin I would do much better, but you can tell it straight away. BBC News Report