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Complainant Name:
Ms Louise Blair

Clauses Noted: 5

Publication: Dorset Echo


Ms Louise Blair of Weymouth complained that an inquest report into the death of her husband had included details of the circumstances of his death. She explained that the coroner had allowed her to leave the courtroom at this point, so that she could be spared hearing this information. However, despite being aware of this, details had been included in the article.


The complaint was resolved when the Deputy Editor wrote a letter to the complainant, expressing regret for the distress that had been caused to her, and undertaking to consider her suggestion that reporters should liaise with families at inquests in the future.

Report: 77

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