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Complainant Name:
Mr Craig Moss & Ms Ruth Parkinson

Clauses Noted: 1, 5

Publication: Daily Mirror


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:

While the newspaper did not accept that its article breached the Code, it removed the piece from its website as a gesture of goodwill.

Date Published: 25/04/2014

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