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Complainant Name:
A woman

Clauses Noted: 1, 9

Publication: Yorkshire Post

Complaint:

A woman complained to the Press Complaints Commission about an article which she considered to have been inaccurate and misleading, and which she believed had identified her as the relative of a criminal, in breach of Clauses 1 (Accuracy) and 9 (Reporting of crime) of the Editors' Code of Practice.

The article in question had referred to the complainant as ‘the wife' of a convicted criminal; while the newspaper did not accept that the complainant had been identified, it was eager to address her concerns.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated an assurance from the newspaper that the complainant would not be explicitly named in reports, where she has not been accused of any wrongdoing.

Date Published: 08/04/2013



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