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Complainant Name:
Bath & North East Somerset Council

Clauses Noted: 5

Publication: The Times

Complaint:

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.

Resolution:

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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