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Complainant Name:
A man

Clauses Noted: 4, 5, 6

Publication: The Sun

Complaint:

A man complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had handled the publication of information in an insensitive manner and disregarded the welfare of his young niece in breach of Clauses 5 (Intrusion into grief and shock) and 6 (Children) of the Editors' Code of Practice. He was further concerned that a reporter from the newspaper had behaved in a manner contrary to the terms of Clause 4 (Harassment) of the Code.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper sent the complainant a private letter of apology which expressed its sincere apologies for the distress caused to the family by the article and made a payment to a chosen charitable cause.

Date Published: 11/01/2013



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