Press Complaints Commission
spacer spacer
SEARCH FOR     Or try the cases search  
Cases Banner
  spacer
Making a complaint
Code of Practice Information
Cases
Code Advice
 

Complainant Name:
Mr Kevin Huntley

Clauses Noted: 5

Publication: Hitchin Comet

Complaint:

Mr Kevin Huntly of Hitchin complained through his MP, Peter Lilley, that an article about the tragic death of his son was gratuitous and insensitive at an enormously difficult time for him and his family.

Resolution:

The matter was resolved when the newspaper published a critical letter from a member of the public and a note apologising to the complainant and his family. The editor also wrote directly to a number of family members acknowledging that there had been an error of judgement in the tone of the story and apologising for the distress that had been caused. Subsequently, he met with the complainant to apologise in a face-to-face meeting.

Report: 65



<< Go Back
 
    spacer
Home ] Cases ] Site map ]