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Complainant Name:
Ms Eiddwen Jones

Clauses Noted: 3, 5

Publication: Cambrian News


Ms Eiddwen Jones complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the publication of an article had breached Clause 3 (Privacy) and Clause 5 (Intrusion into grief or shock) of the Editors' Code of Practice. The article had reported on the details of a Safeguarding Children Report into the death of the complainant's daughter, and had identified her daughter by name despite the fact that the report referred to her only as Child Z.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following apology:

In our report headlined ‘Damning findings after death of tragic Erin, 17, at hostel', published on 5 September, we identified Erin Jones as a teenager who had tragically died in a hostel in Borth, even though the official report only identified her as 'Child Z'. We appreciate that the story and pictures of Erin and her mother caused upset to her family and apologise for any distress caused.

Date Published: 01/11/2012

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