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Complainant Name:
Mrs Linda Wealleans

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Ealing & Acton Gazette

Complaint:

Mrs Linda Wealleans of London complained that the newspapers had inaccurately reported her late husband's name and the details of his admission to hospital and subsequent cardiac arrest, in addition to inaccurately suggesting that he had still been a heavy smoker and had still been working at the time of his death. The complainant also believed that the newspaper had approached a member of her family at the inquest in an insensitive manner.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspapers acknowledged that the approach made at the inquest had clearly been upsetting to the complainant and her family, and when they agreed to publish a clarification on the points of inaccuracy.

Report: 80



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