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Complainant Name:
Amanda and Stuart Oakes

Clauses Noted: 5

Publication: Daily Mirror


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.


The newspaper did not accept that its coverage had breached the Code of Practice. Nonetheless, the complaint was resolved when the newspaper expressed its sincere condolences to the complainants for their loss and, as an act of goodwill in light of the sad circumstances, arranged for the article's headline to be amended online to emphasise that the death had been accidental.

Date Published: 20/09/2010

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