- During the editorial decision-making process, some of the basic journalistic checks were not completed. Specifically, identification was not confirmed by photograph with the first victim. The second victim could not be traced in order to provide up to date corroboration.
- Legal advice was sought. No right of reply was offered to the unnamed individual at the centre of the allegation.
- There was a different understanding by the key parties about where the responsibility lay for the final editorial sign off for the story on the day.
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