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Complainant Name:
Ms Debbie Robertson

Clauses Noted: 1, 5, 6, 14

Publication: Middlesbrough Evening Gazette


Ms Debbie Robertson of Stockton on Tees complained that an article about her brother Ivor Jones – who was imprisoned for manslaughter following the killing of his wife – was inaccurate when it referred to the existence of a “family feud”. The complainant was also concerned that a series of articles on the case intruded into the grief of Mr Jones’ children and raised a breach of Clause 6 (Children). Finally, the complainant raised concerns, with signed authorisation, that correspondence from her friend had been passed to a third party without permission.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper and the complainant met privately to discuss the coverage of the case.

Report: 73

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