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Complainant Name:
Lisa Munton

Clauses Noted: 1, 5

Publication: Birmingham Mail


Lisa Munton complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published an inaccurate and insensitive comment piece about the sudden death of her mother, Primrose Bonner, which had intruded into the family's shock and grief.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following apology:

Primrose Bonner

The family of Primrose Bonner, the 67-year-old grandmother who collapsed and died after witnessing a burglary at her neighbour's home, have written to complain about comments made by Maureen Messent in her weekly column.

While Maureen Messent is entitled to air her opinions on the case, we would like to express our sympathy and apologise for the distress caused to the family.

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