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Complainant Name:
A man

Clauses Noted: 1, 5, 6

Publication: The Sun


A man complained to the Press Complaints Commission under Clauses 1 (Accuracy), 5 (Intrusion into grief or shock) and 6 (Children) of the Editors' Code of Practice about an article which reported on inquest proceedings into the death of a boy who had taken his own life. The complainant was particularly concerned that the piece had named his daughter, who was under 16 and in full time education, stating that her identification constituted an unnecessary intrusion.


The newspaper explained that the complainant's daughter had been named in the inquest proceedings. Her age had not been stated, however, nor had any reporting restrictions been imposed by the coroner. The matter was resolved when the PCC negotiated a private letter of apology to the complainant's daughter, and the removal of the online article.

Date Published: 16/05/2013

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