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Complainant Name:
Bath & North East Somerset Council

Clauses Noted: 5

Publication: The Times


The Bath & North East Somerset Council complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had reported on a suicide in breach of Clause 5 (Intrusion into grief and shock) of the Editors' Code of Practice.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper reminded the newsdesk of the need to exercise the utmost sensitivity in the reporting of suicides.

Date Published: 11/04/2013

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