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Complainant Name:
Ms Jacqui Hanson

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail

Ms Jacqui Hanson, from the Corporate Communications department of Cheshire Constabulary, expressed concern that a journalist had visited a family home having been informed by police that the family did not wish to speak to the media.

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper confirmed its position on such requests to desist, making clear that they will always be taken into consideration provided that they come from a person formally authorised by the family. It indicated that any decisions about contacting families in such circumstances would now be referred to a higher level within the newspaper.

Report: 71

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