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Complainant Name:
A couple

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: News Shopper (Bromley)

Complaint:

A couple complained that a court report covering their sixteen year old son’s hearing for planning and carrying out an attack on his family contained inaccuracies. They said that, contrary to the claims in the article, the court did not hear the following pieces of information: that their son was ‘obsessed’ with violent video games; and that he spent most of his spare time painting figurines which he used to map out his plan.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the editor – who defended the points raised by the complainants – agreed to annotate the newspaper’s records with their concerns. The editor said that this note would serve to alert the newsdesk before it published any future stories.

Report: 73



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