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Complainant Name:
John Moore

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Huddersfield Examiner

Complaint:

This complaint was originally made to the PCC. As the PCC closed on 8 September the complaint was resolved by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) under PCC procedures. IPSO is the new independent regulator of the newspaper and magazine industry.

John Moore complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had breached Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice in an article about his campaign to launch a public inquiry into the death of his wife in hospital. He said that the article had stated that an inquest into the death had taken place, absolving doctors of any blame, when in fact there had been no inquest.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper removed the reference to the inquest from the online article and printed the following correction:

"In a story in the Examiner on August 6, 2014, we incorrectly stated that an inquest had been held into the death of Susan Brook from Holmfirth at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary which had absolved doctors of any blame. No inquest has been held into Mrs Brook's death and her family is continuing to pursue a complaint against Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and has called for a public inquiry and an inquest.

We apologise for our error."

Date Published: 04/12/2014



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