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Complainant Name:
Ms Stephanie Cameron

Clauses Noted: 3, 4

Publication: Evening Star (Ipswich)

Complaint:

Ms Stephanie Cameron of Twickenham complained on behalf of her mother – who had been involved in a serious road accident – that a journalist had intruded into her privacy by attempting to contact her when she was in hospital. She also raised concerns that the journalist had breached Clause 4 (Harassment) of the Code through the manner in which she tried to contact both her mother and father.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the journalist involved sought to explain the situation from her perspective and expressed regret for the obvious distress that her approach had caused the complainant’s family. She also indicated that she would bear in mind the concerns raised by the complainant in similar future situations.

Report: 72



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