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Complainant Name:
Mr Craig Moss & Ms Ruth Parkinson

Clauses Noted: 1, 5

Publication: The Sun


Mr Craig Moss and Ms Ruth Parkinson complained to the Press Complaints Commission about four articles which they considered to have been inaccurate and intrusive in breach of Clauses 1 (Accuracy) and 5 (Intrusion into grief or shock) of the Editors' Code of Practice.

The complainants were particularly concerned about the suggestion that their late daughter, Sophie Parkinson, died "after being tormented by bullies".


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the following outcome:

The newspaper published two further stories about the complainants' daughter, and made a charitable donation to the NSPCC.

Date Published: 25/04/2014

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