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Complainant Name:
Dr Sue Chesters

Clauses Noted: 5

Publication: Wirral Globe


Dr Sue Chesters of Wirral complained that an inquest report into the death of her brother-in-law contained excessive detail and was insensitive in breach of Clause 5 (Intrusion into grief and shock) of the Code.


The complaint was resolved when the editor who accepted that the article could have been handled more sensitively and had written to apologise agreed to meet privately with the complainant and her sister-in-law together with the reporter in order to address the concerns raised.

Report: 74

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