Press Complaints Commission
spacer spacer
SEARCH FOR     Or try the cases search  
Cases Banner
  spacer
Making a complaint
Code of Practice Information
Cases
Code Advice
 

Complainant Name:
Ms Amy Stephens

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: South Wales Argus

Complaint:

Ms Amy Stephens of Cwmbran complained that an inquest report into the death of her ex-partner, Stephen John Williams, had inaccurately claimed that he had received a letter from the Child Support Agency stating that he might not be the father of his daughter. In fact, this was a claim made by one of the witnesses who spoke at the inquest. The complainant was also concerned over the way she had been spoken to by a member of staff at the newspaper.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following clarification:

Our report of the inquest into the death of Mr Stephen John Williams published on May 22, 2007, stated as fact that Mr Williams had received a letter from the Child Support Agency questioning the paternity of his daughter. We are happy to clarify that this was a claim made by a witness at the inquest. We apologise for any distress caused. The newspaper also apologised for the manner in which the complainant had been handled.

Report: 75



<< Go Back
 
    spacer
Home ] Cases ] Site map ]