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Complainant Name:
Mr Philip Gretton

Clauses Noted: 3, 5

Publication: Burton Mail

Complaint:

Mr Philip Gretton of Burton-on-Trent complained that an article about his step-son’s appearance as a mascot at a Manchester United game included particular information about his wife’s ill-health. He said he had told the newspaper not to refer to the seriousness of her illness since to do so would be intrusive.

Resolution:

The matter was resolved when the newspaper’s editor wrote personally to the complainant to apologise that particular terminology was used in the article and that he and his family had been caused distress.

Report: 73



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