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Complainant Name:
Mrs Janet D'Acunto

Clauses Noted: 1, 5

Publication: Edinburgh Evening News

Complaint:

Mrs Janet D’Acunto complained on behalf of her daughter Diana that an article reporting on the death of Diana’s son Leo had inaccurately claimed that he had died while he was being breastfed. In fact, the post mortem showed that Leo had died of Sudden Inexplicable Infant Death syndrome.

Resolution:

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

"On April 23 we published a story which stated that seven-week-old Leo D’Acunto died while being breast-fed by his mother, Diana D'Acunto. We accept that while she fell asleep with her son, she was not breast-feeding at the time and we apologise for the upset this caused. A post mortem found that Leo died of Sudden Inexplicable Infant Death."

Report: 77



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