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Complainant Name:
A woman

Clauses Noted: 11

Publication: The Star (Sheffield)

Complaint:

A woman complained to the Press Complaints Commission that consecutive articles - reporting the charge and conviction of a man for sexual assault - contained information which, taken together, enabled the jigsaw identification of her as the victim of the attack.

Resolution:

The Commission discussed the case at a formal meeting. However, in accordance with the complainant's wishes, no adjudication was made. The matter was resolved when the PCC negotiated a private letter of apology for the complainant.

Date Published: 21/07/2011



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