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Complainant Name:
Mrs Cindy Winter

Clauses Noted: 5, 6

Publication: Western Gazette

Complaint:
Mrs Cindy Winter of Somerset complained that the newspaper’s front-page report of the inquest into her sister’s death was intrusive at a time of grief and unnecessarily named her sister’s children.

Resolution:
The newspaper – having published a number of critical letters in response to the coverage – published a follow-piece making clear a change in its policy of naming children and apologising for the distress caused by the article.

Report: 63



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