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Complainant Name:
Holly Saunders

Clauses Noted: 9

Publication: Bexhill-on-Sea Observer


Holly Saunders complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had identified her young child as the relative of a person convicted of a crime in breach of Clause 9 (Reporting of Crime) of the Editors' Code of Practice. The complainant said that she had been forced to change the child's name by deed poll following publication.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper took the following steps: the online article was deleted; the editor wrote privately to the complainant; and a donation was made to the NSPCC on the complainant's behalf.

Date Published: 11/03/2013

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