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Complainant Name:
A woman

Clauses Noted: 6, 9

Publication: Sutton Guardian

Complaint:

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.

Resolution:

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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