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Complainant Name:
Mr P Richardson

Clauses Noted: 3, 5, 8

Publication: Derbyshire Times

Complaint:

Mr P Richardson, of Chesterfield, complained that an article revealed the identity of his son, who was thirteen, without the prior consent of any member of his immediate family. He also complained that journalists had phoned the hospital whilst his son was in a critical condition.

Resolution:

The publication offered to write a personal letter of apology. It also tagged all references to the complainantís son in its database and forwarded to the complainant the internal memo that was circulated to the paperís employees, designed to ensure that a similar occurrence would not happen again.

Report: 65



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