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Complainant Name:
Holly Saunders

Clauses Noted: 9

Publication: Bexhill-on-Sea Observer

Complaint:

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.

Resolution:

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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