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Complainant Name:
Aaron Brown

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Northampton Chronicle & Echo


Aaron Brown complained to the Press Complaints Commission that an article contained a number of inaccuracies about the inquest into the death of his late brother, Terry Brown.


The complaint was resolved privately between the parties when the newspaper published the following correction and apology:

Terry Brown inquest: apology

In a report in Thursday's Chronicle and Echo regarding the inquest into the death of Terry Brown, reference was made to an assault on Mr Brown's fiancee. We would like to make it clear that this was an alleged assault and at the time of Mr Brown's death he had been released on bail pending further inquiries.

The report also stated that Mr Brown had left a handwritten note to his fiancee threatening to harm himself. It has since been made clear to us that this note was undated and had been disregarded by the coroner as a vague letter which did not make a direct reference to him harming himself. We are happy to make the corrections and apologise to the family for any upset caused.

Date Published: 18/03/2010

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