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Complainant Name:
Mrs Lisa Wragg

Clauses Noted: 1, 3, 5

Publication: The Star (Sheffield)

Complaint:
Mrs Lisa Wragg, of Barnsley, complained that the newspaper had acted insensitively in its report of the inquest into the death of her cousin. Of especial concern was the gratuitous reference to her cousins sexuality in the sub-headline.

Resolution:
The newspapers editor sent a personal letter of apology for the distress caused by the article, indicating that his staff had been warned that unnecessary reference to a persons sexuality was indefensible.

Report: 61



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