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Complainant Name:
Mr Patrick Ritchie and Mrs Roisin Ritchie

Clauses Noted: 1, 5

Publication: Belfast Telegraph


Mr Patrick Ritchie and Mrs Roisin Ritchie of County Armagh complained that the report of an inquest into the tragic death of their son, Shea, was inaccurate particularly in relation to the headline and that the coverage had been handled insensitively in breach of Clause 5 (Intrusion into grief or shock).


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper which believed that its report accurately reflected the proceedings wrote a private letter to the complainants expressing regret that its article had caused them distress.

Report: 75

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