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Complainant Name:
Miss Katie Muldoon

Clauses Noted: 5

Publication: Edinburgh Evening News

Complaint:

Miss Katie Muldoon complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had intruded into her family's grief by publishing an article following the death of her father, Pat Muldoon, in breach of Clause 5 (Intrusion into grief and shock) of the Editors' Code of Practice. The complainant considered the emphasis placed on her father's brief imprisonment in 1993 in the tribute to him was insensitive. The newspaper had not sought the family's consent prior to publication, and had included details of the private family funeral in the piece.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper wrote a letter of apology to the family for the distress caused by the article.

Date Published: 05/06/2014



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