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Complainant Name:
Ms Donna Cullen

Clauses Noted: 5

Publication: Great Yarmouth Mercury

Complaint:

Ms Donna Cullen complained to the Press Complaints Commission under Clause 5 (Intrusion into grief or shock) of the Editors' Code of Practice about an article which reported on inquest proceedings. The complainant was concerned that the newspaper had published a report in the printed edition of the newspaper despite providing an assurance to the deceased's family that it would not do so.

Resolution:

While the newspaper did not accept that its article breached the Code and noted that it had apologised privately for its error, the matter was resolved when the PCC negotiated a further private letter of apology to the complainant and a donation to charity.

Date Published: 15/08/2013



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