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Complainant Name:
Thames Valley Police

Clauses Noted: 1, 5

Publication: News of the World

Complaint:
Thames Valley Police complained that an Alan Clarke comment piece about the tragic death of Steven Sandon, while at school, had inaccurately suggested that the tragedy was linked to bullying and that there had been a cover-up.

Resolution:
The complaint was resolved by publication of a clarification that the Coroner had returned a verdict of death by natural causes, and that Mr Clark MP had made an immediate apology to the family, to the police and the Berkshire Education Authority representing the school.

Report: 43



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