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Complainant Name:
Oliver North

Clauses Noted: 1, 5

Publication: Huddersfield Daily Examiner


Mr Oliver North of Huddersfield complained that the newspaper's coverage of his mother's inquest had implied misleadingly that she had taken her own life, when in fact the Coroner had recorded a verdict of accidental death by drowning.


The newspaper did not accept that its coverage had misrepresented the inquest proceedings, given that it had included the Coroner's verdict of accidental death. However, it offered to publish a tribute letter from the family, which could reiterate the inquest verdict. The complaint was resolved on that basis.

Report: 79

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