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Complainant Name:
Samaritans

Clauses Noted: 5

Publication: Wrexham Evening Leader

Complaint:

Ms Nicola Peckett, Head of Communications for Samaritans, complained to the Press Complaints Commission that an article contained excessive detail about the suicide of a man who had died by inhalation of carbon monoxide.

Resolution:

The newspaper said the article in question had been one of a number of inquest reports published in the same edition and that the judgements about which details to include were often very difficult. It was aware of the requirements in the Code of Practice and encouraged its staff to consider the practical implications of the Code. On this occasion, with hindsight, it acknowledged that the level of detail perhaps was too high. The matter was resolved in light of this acknowledgment.

Date Published: 26/05/2011



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