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Complainant Name:
A woman

Clauses Noted: 1, 2, 9

Publication: Daily Mirror

Complaint:

A woman complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had identified her as a relative of an individual accused of a crime in circumstances that breached Clause 9 (Reporting of Crime) of the Editors' Code of Practice. She also complained about the same article under Clause 1 (Accuracy) and Clause 2 (Opportunity to reply).

Resolution:

The PCC negotiated the removal of the article, an assurance by the newspaper that it would not link the complainant to the case unless she was referred to in open court or other matters arose that linked her to the case, and an assurance by the newspaper that before publishing any such link it would contact her or her representative. The complaint was resolved on that basis.

Date Published: 13/02/2012



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