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Complainant Name:
Mrs Margaret Connor

Clauses Noted: 1, 5

Publication: Birmingham Mail


Mrs Margaret Connor complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published an article reporting on the death of Mr Francis Haydock which was insensitive in breach of Clause 5 (Intrusion into grief or shock) and misleading in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code.


The newspaper responded substantively to the complaint by explaining the background to its coverage and setting out its position that there was no breach of the Code. The complainant considered the matter resolved on the basis of the newspaper's response.

Date Published: 20/02/2012

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