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Complainant Name:
Lord Ahmed

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail


Lord Ahmed complained through his solicitors to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published misleading information in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice. The complainant considered that the article wrongly implied he had killed another driver as a result of texting whilst driving. While the complainant had been charged for texting at the wheel, this had occurred a few miles before the crash and he had faced no charges as a result of the collision.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following clarification:

An item in the Hardcastle column on 15 March said that Lord Ahmed had killed another driver after texting at the wheel and had gone to prison for it. We are happy to clarify that the texting took place several miles before the crash and that, while he received a suspended sentence for this offence, no charges were brought as a result of the collision.

Date Published: 31/05/2013

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