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Complainant Name:
A man

Clauses Noted: 3

Publication: Wigan Evening Post

Complaint:
A man complained that an article which reported on the suicide of his partner’s son had included unnecessary detail about her previous marriage and had identified the road on which they lived. He was also concerned that a reporter from the newspaper had arrived at the inquest late.

Resolution:
The complaint was resolved when the newspaper wrote to the complainant acknowledging and apologising for the distress that had been caused by the article. It further apologised for the late arrival of the reporter at the inquest. The complainant was happy with the editor’s letter but wished to make it clear that – in his view – newspapers should only report the area, rather than the road, in which people lived.

Report: 72



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