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Complainant Name:
Dr Nicola Barclay

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Echo (Bournemouth)


Dr Nicola Barclay complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published inaccurate information relating to the recent death of her mother.


Following the complaint the PCC, the matter was resolved when the newspaper published the following statement:

Sea clarification

The Daily Echo reported online on May 15, and in print on May 17, the search for a missing woman off the coast of Bournemouth and the discovery of her body.

It has since emerged that she died of natural causes and that, contrary to our report, no note and clothes were found on the shore. We regret any distress caused by the confusion.

Date Published: 15/07/2010

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