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Complainant Name:
Mrs Wendy Smith

Clauses Noted: 5

Publication: Steyning Herald


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.


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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