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Complainant Name:
Mr and Mrs Storrie

Clauses Noted: 1, 5

Publication: Grantham Journal

Complaint:

Mr and Mrs Storrie of Nottinghamshire complained that an article containing an interview with the man convicted of murdering their daughter contained inaccuracies. Specifically, they said the following points were inaccurate: their daughter’s cause of death; and the claim that the jury heard of the offender’s past attacks on girls. The complainants considered it to be offensive and insulting that the newspaper should have interviewed their daughter’s murderer in such a way that would trigger a sympathetic public response.

Resolution:

The newspaper accepted that the jury heard of just one attack carried out by the offender. It also accepted that the complainants’ daughter was suffocated rather than strangled – despite reports to the contrary in the public domain – and undertook to report the matter accurately in the future.

Report: 74



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