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Complainant Name:
Ms Leanne McGregor

Clauses Noted: 3, 5, 6

Publication: Bishop's Stortford Observer


Ms Leanne McGregor, on behalf of Mrs Elzbieta Stepka, complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published excessive detail about a method of suicide, in an inquest report into the death of Mrs Stepka's husband, in breach of Clause 5 (Intrusion into grief or shock) of the Editors' Code of Practice.


The complaint was resolved after the PCC negotiated a private letter of apology, and flowers, for Mrs Stepka.

Date Published: 08/08/2014

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