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Complainant Name:
Jessie Wright

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Bristol Evening Post


Jessie Wright complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published an inquest report on the death of her sister-in-law which contained a number of inaccuracies.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following correction and apology on the newspaper's dedicated "Getting it Right" column:

In a report of the inquest into the death of Sharon Wright we incorrectly stated that her neighbours contacted the police. In fact it was her sister-in-law, Jessie Wright, who got in touch with them because she concerned about Ms Wright. We also referred to Ms Wright incorrectly in one paragraph of the story as Ms Morris. We would like to apologise to her family for both of these errors and the distress we have caused. The family have also said that they believe Ms Wright had lain undiscovered for three days and not seven.

Date Published: 21/04/2011

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