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Complainant Name:
A woman

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Echo (Basildon)

Complaint:

A woman from Billericay complained about an article which reported that a school boy had been hit by an unknown assailant. She said that the assailant was her son but explained that he had disabilities, suffered learning difficulties and showed aspects of autism. She sought to explain that the incident had occurred because her son had been subjected to taunts about his disabilities.

Resolution:

The newspaper explained that the article had been published from details within a police crime report. However, the editor agreed to annotate the newspaper’s internal records with a note of the complainant’s concerns and objections. The complaint was resolved on this basis.

Report: 75



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