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Lincolnshire Police, on behalf of the family of Carly Lovett, complained to the Independent Press Standards Organisation that the Lincolnshire Echo breached Clause 5 (Intrusion into grief or shock) of the Editors’ Code of Practice in an article headlined “Lincolnshire woman killed in Tunisia terrorist attack”, published online on 26 June 2015. The complainant said that reporting Ms Lovett’s death as fact before it had been confirmed to her family had caused enormous upset at an already highly distressing time.

The article had been published at 8.57 pm, when the family knew only that Ms Lovett had been involved in the attack and had been injured.

A reporter had received a call at 2.30 pm from a reliable source, who had informed them that Ms Lovett had been involved in the attack and had died.

Reporters had then contacted various family, friends and colleagues of Ms Lovett.

The publication of the information that Ms Lovett had died, so soon after the attack and before it had been confirmed to her immediate family, was a serious failure to handle publication sensitively and a breach of Clause 5.

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A reporter had also telephoned Lincolnshire Police to make enquiries; they were not aware of any local involvement in the attack. The newspaper noted that the attacks in Tunisia were of international importance, and that in such cases editors had a responsibility to keep the public informed.

At this address, he had spoken to her step-father, who had declined his request to comment on Ms Lovett’s “involvement” in the attack.

At 6pm another source, a friend of Ms Lovett’s, confirmed that Ms Lovett had been killed, and that her death was being discussed among friends as fact.

A reporter had also telephoned Lincolnshire Police to make enquiries; they were not aware of any local involvement in the attack.

The newspaper noted that the attacks in Tunisia were of international importance, and that in such cases editors had a responsibility to keep the public informed.

Nonetheless, it apologised for any further distress that the article had caused to the family, and offered to write personal letters of apology to Ms Lovett’s parents, as a means of resolving the complaint. It was foreseeable, in the aftermath of a terrorist attack that had taken place overseas, that there would be uncertainty among the families of those involved back in the UK as to the fates of their relatives for some hours, or potentially days.

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