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Complainant Name:
Mr Adam Richardson

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Northern Echo

Complaint:

Mr Adam Richardson complained to the Press Complaints Commission about an article which he considered to have been inaccurate and misleading in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors Code of Practice. The complainant said it was not the case that he had "failed to meet hire purchase repayments"; in fact, he denied "breaching insolvency regulations by selling items obtained on credit prior to being declared bankrupt".

Resolution:

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

We recently reported that Adam Stuart Richardson denied breaching five counts of the Insolvency Act by selling £10,000 worth of electrical goods obtained by hire purchase. In fact, the goods were obtained on credit, and following a complaint to the PCC Mr Richardson has asked us to make clear that the figure of £10,000 includes accumulated interest. We apologise for the errors and are happy to put the record straight.

Date Published: 20/08/2014



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