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Complainant Name:
A woman

Clauses Noted: 3, 5, 6

Publication: Newtownards Chronicle


A woman complained to the Press Complaints Commission about an article, which reported the death of a local school boy who was hit by a car. She was concerned that the newspaper had published a message that her son had posted on the deceased's Facebook wall following the fatal accident, which she considered to be intrusive in breach of Clauses 3 (Privacy), 5 (Intrusion into grief or shock) and 6 (Children) of the Editors' Code of Practice.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper wrote privately to the complainant.

Date Published: 02/07/2012

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