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Complainant Name:
Mrs S Clough

Clauses Noted: 1, 5, 12

Publication: The Star (Sheffield)

Complaint:
Mrs S Clough complained that a report of her niece’s death contained inaccurate and discriminatory details which compounded her family’s grief.

Resolution:
The newspaper wrote to the complainant agreeing that reference to her niece’s sexuality was insensitive, undertaking to review its procedures in such cases, and apologising sincerely for the distress caused by publication.

Report: 61



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