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Complainant Name:
A woman

Clauses Noted: 6

Publication: Sunderland Echo


A woman complained that the newspaper had published, in its Search Party column, a request for information about her daughter from the girls estranged aunt. The column included the full name and age of her daughter and provided contact details for the aunt.


The newspaper apologised for the distress it had caused and reviewed its policy for the column. As a result of the complaint, the newspaper has undertaken not to publish any more appeals for children.

Report: 62

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