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Complainant Name:
Ms Donna Cullen

Clauses Noted: 5

Publication: Great Yarmouth Mercury


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.


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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