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Complainant Name:
Mrs Lin Mason

Clauses Noted: 5

Publication: Leicester Mercury

Complaint:

Mrs Lin Mason of Markfield complained that an article reporting on the inquest into her mother’s death had contained inaccuracies relating to the cause of her death – which was a combination of heart disease and carbon monoxide poisoning – and the source of the smoke, which had been a Rayburn Fire and not a wood burner. The article had upset her and her brother at a very difficult time.

Resolution:

Although the newspaper did not accept that the article had misrepresented the cause of death as set out at the inquest, the complaint was resolved when the newspaper sent a private letter to the complainant, apologising for the distress caused by the article.

Report: 74



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