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Complainant Name:
Mrs Marie Wylie

Clauses Noted: 1, 5

Publication: Tyrone Times


Mrs Marie Wylie complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspapers had published misleading information about the inquest into her son's death and had caused her family stress and grief.


The Tyrone Courier said it took particular care with obituaries and inquests as it was aware that it was dealing with peoples' emotions. It was willing to speak to the complainant privately about the upset it had caused to her and her family. The Mid-Ulster Mail and Tyrone Times were willing to publish either a follow-up interview with the complainant and her family or, if she preferred, a statement noting that the death was a tragic loss to the community and expressing the newspapers' sympathy. The complainant was unfortunately unable for personal reasons to pursue these offers of remedial action, but the complaint was resolved on the basis that they would remain open to her should she be in a position to pursue them directly with the newspapers in future.

Date Published: 24/06/2010

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