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Complainant Name:
Mr David Nicholls

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Evening Standard

Complaint:

Mr David Nicholls of Essex complained that an article, which contained an interview with his ex-wife about the sad death of their 14-year-old daughter Madelaine, contained inaccuracies. In particular, it suggested that his ex-wife and his new partner had decided that her organs would be donated, when it was a decision taken by the complainant and his ex-wife (as Maddie’s parents). The article also wrongly referred to his daughter as Maddie Adams, not Maddie Nicholls.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper undertook to give coverage to the complainant’s forthcoming London to Brighton bike ride in aid of The Royal Brompton and Harefield Trust, which looked after Maddie during her illness.

Report: 77



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