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Complainant Name:
A woman

Clauses Noted: 6, 9

Publication: Sutton Guardian


A woman complained to the Press Complaints Commission that a court report detailing evidence that her 14-year-old son had given in a murder trial had named him and included information that intruded into his time at school in breach of Clause 6 (i) and Clause 9 (ii) of the Editors' Code.


While the newspaper made clear that it was entitled to publish information taken from the court case (in which there had been no reporting restrictions), the complaint was resolved when - following negotiation with the PCC - the newspaper decided to remove the online article in question and only to make a brief, anonymous reference to the child's testimony in the paper edition.

Date Published: 19/11/2010

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