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Complainant Name:
Geoff Hoskins

Clauses Noted: 1, 5

Publication: The Daily Telegraph

Complaint:

Geoff Hoskins complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published a report of his brother's death that was both inaccurate and insensitive at a time of grief in breach of Clauses 1 (Accuracy) and 5 (Intrusion into grief or shock) of the Editors' Code of Practice.

Resolution:

The newspaper acknowledged the errors and the upset caused to the complainant. It took the following steps to resolve the complaint: it promptly removed the online article; it wrote a private letter to the complainant; it made a donation to charity; and it offered to publish a correction and apology on the outcome of the inquest.

Date Published: 19/04/2012



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