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

Complainant Name:
Oliver North

Clauses Noted: 1, 5

Publication: Huddersfield Daily Examiner

Complaint:

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.

Resolution:

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



<< Go Back
 
    spacer
Home ] Cases ] Site map ]