Geoffrey Peck suffered from depression. He attempted suicide, by cutting his wrists with a knife in the street. The police intervened to save his life.
The local council’s CCTV cameras captured the incident. The council then released the footage to the media. Pictures from the video were published in local newspapers, and the footage itself appeared on national television. Family and friends told Mr Peck that they had seen the incident on TV. Mr Peck was still suffering from severe depression at the time.
Mr Peck complained of an unnecessary violation of his privacy.