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

Complainant Name:
Ms Nicola Peckett

Clauses Noted: 5

Publication: Sheffield Telegraph


Ms Nicola Peckett of Samaritans complained that an article contained excessive detail about the manner in which a man had taken his own life.


The matter was resolved when the newspaper took steps to alert staff to the problems of reporting on inquests in light of amendments to Clause 5 (Intrusion into grief or shock) of the Code of Practice. The online version of the story was amended to reflect the concerns that had been raised.

Report: 78

<< Go Back
Home ] Cases ] Site map ]