This is a letter that has been forwarded to me, I have removed the sender's name and address although I have it and had they printed this letter, it would have also been printed. Looks like the answer to my question is no they do not! When the letter below did not appear in the JEP, the author phoned to ask why it had not been printed. The answer was along the lines of 'we have more newsworthy stories'.
22nd November 2009
Jersey Evening Post
The recent headlines
Boy in Care after beating
The Report went on to state a beating by his step father in April 2008.
Perhaps a further report mentioning that the conviction has since been quashed regarding his clipping the boy around the ear – who knows an apology by the JEP for the disgraceful headline and reporting would not go a miss.
Also the authorities concerned could learn from this they could have used more common sense and understanding where a verbal caution was sufficient instead of wasting tax payer’s money to bring this matter to court.