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Its confidential sources were reliable and close to the family.
It said that it could not have known that Ms Lovett’s family had retained some hope that she had survived the attack at the time of publication.
He had then informed the rest of the family of her death. The newspaper denied that it had breached the Code.
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.
Later that evening, the reporter spoke again to the first source, who confirmed that Ms Lovett’s family were fully aware that she had died in the attack.
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.
Shortly after midnight, Ms Lovett’s fiancé, who was in Tunisia, had been taken to the hospital to see Ms Lovett, who at that stage had been identified as “a casualty”.
On arrival at the hospital he had been asked to identify her body.