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Complainant Name:
Vikie Shanks

Clauses Noted: 1, 5

Publication: Kenilworth Weekly News


Vikie Shanks of Kenilworth complained that an article which reported on the suicide of her husband contained excessive detail about his death and intrusive information about her family.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following apology to the complainant:

'Inquest report - an apology'

A REPORT in the February 29 edition of the Weekly News covering the inquest into the death last September of Paul Shanks of Birches Wood, Crackley Lane, included some unwarranted graphic description.

We apologise to Mrs Vikie Shanks and her family for additional distress caused at a traumatic time by the insensitive nature of our report which also included unnecessary family and personal details.

Martin Lawson, editor

Report: 78

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