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Complainant Name:
Amanda and Stuart Oakes

Clauses Noted: 3, 5

Publication: The Sun


Amanda and Stuart Oakes complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had not sensitively handled the publication of an article about the inquest into the death of their young son. They further considered that the publication of a picture of their back garden had intruded into their privacy.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper expressed its sincere condolences to the complainants for their loss, removed the photograph of the complainants' garden from the online version of the article, and gave the complainants an assurance that it would never be republished.

Date Published: 16/09/2010

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