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Complainant Name:
A woman

Clauses Noted: 3, 9

Publication: East Riding Mail

Complaint:

A woman complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had identified her eight year-old son as a victim of violence at the hands of a young offender and had published their address. They were living in a supported housing scheme and were concerned the publication of their address would compromise their safety.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper explained that the child had been named as a victim on the ASBO document, which had included no indication by the court that the victim was a child. Had it known, the newspaper never would have identified the child. The newspaper wrote a private letter of apology to the complainant.

Date Published: 30/04/2012



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