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Complainant Name:
Mr Gavin Drake, Director of Communications for the Diocese of Lichfield

Clauses Noted: 3, 4, 5

Publication: The Sunday Telegraph

Complaint:
Mr Gavin Drake, Director of Communications for the Diocese of Lichfield, complained that a photographer working for the newspaper had harassed, and intruded into the grief of, a grieving community, by attending a service of reconsecration of a graveyard from which the media had been widely asked to stay away. The complainant also objected to the photograph published of those attending the service.

Resolution:
The complaint was resolved when the newspaper sent a private letter of apology to the complainant, which could be read out to the congregation.

Report: 69



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