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Complainant Name:
Amanda and Stuart Oakes

Clauses Noted: 3, 5

Publication: Daily Mail


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, arranged for the article's headline to be amended to emphasise that the death had been accidental, and removed the photograph of the complainants' garden from the online version of the article.

Date Published: 16/09/2010

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