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Complainant Name:
Ms Amy Smith

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Evening Chronicle (Newcastle upon Tyne)


Ms Amy Smith of Newcastle upon Tyne complained to the Press Complaints Commission about an article which reported on the death of her child's father, Steven Gilchrist, following a motorcycle accident. The complainant said that the article misled readers as to the closeness of Mr Gilchrist's relationship with her son. However, she was particularly concerned about the inclusion of a photograph of her son as a baby, which she felt was intrusive.


While the newspaper did not accept that the article was in breach of the Editors' Code, the matter was resolved when the PCC negotiated the removal of the photograph from the online article.

Date Published: 19/08/2011

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