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Complainant Name:
Ken Marshall

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Evening Chronicle (Newcastle upon Tyne)


Ken Marshall of Newcastle complained on behalf of his sister Susan Grady that an article about her sons death was published against the wishes of the family and contained inaccuracies.


The newspaper apologised to the complainant for adding to the anguish of the family at such a time. The complaint was resolved on the basis of a published apology with the following wording:

Further to an article published on May 8 about the tragic death of Dale Mooney, we would like to apologise both for the inaccuracies contained in the article and the publication of an article against the wishes of his family. This was the result of a breakdown in internal staff communication which has now been investigated and steps taken to avoid such a mistake happening in the future.

Report: 75

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