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Complainant Name:
Mrs Wendy Smith

Clauses Noted: 5

Publication: The Argus (Brighton)

Complaint:

Mrs Wendy Smith of West Sussex complained to the Press Complaints Commission that a report of an inquest into the death of her daughter, Melissa, was insensitive and had caused great upset to her family.

Resolution:

While the newspaper did not accept that the article was in breach of the Code, the matter was resolved when the PCC negotiated a private letter to the complainant, apologising for any distress caused.

Date Published: 28/04/2011



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