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Complainant Name:
Mr Hamid Malik Zia

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mirror

Complaint:

Mr Hamid Malik Zia of Manchester complained that the newspaper had inaccurately suggested that Jamaican Police had named him as someone they were seeking to interview in connection with the death of Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer.

Resolution:

The complaint was settled between the two parties, including through the publication of the following correction:

“On 30th March 2007 in an article entitled "Find Malik", we reported that police wished to interview Hamid Malik in relation to the death of Bob Woolmer. Jamaican police were interviewing cricket fans who had been seen in the hotel where the Pakistan team were staying in order to assist them with their enquiries. Mr Malik is a cricket supporter but was not helping the Pakistan cricket team. Mr Malik contacted the police on his return to the UK and was not required for interview. We are happy to confirm that Mr Malik was not named or sought by the police as a suspect in the investigation into the death of Bob Woolmer.”

Report: 75



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