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Complainant Name:
Mr Michael Miles

Clauses Noted: 3, 5

Publication: Liverpool Echo


Mr Michael Miles complained to the Press Complaints Commission about an article which reported on the death of his father after a fire at his property. The complainant was concerned that the article was inaccurate and insensitive. He said that, contrary to the newspaper's assertion, the fire was caused by a microwave, not a chip pan. Furthermore, he had been particularly upset by the newspaper's inclusion of fire safety tips at the end of the report, which he felt erroneously suggested that his father had been at fault for what had occurred.


The matter was resolved when the PCC negotiated the removal of the online article, and the marking of the newspaper's archived copy.

Date Published: 05/07/2011

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