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Complainant Name:
Mr Mustafa Dervish

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Echo (Basildon)

Complaint:

Mr Mustafa Dervish 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 article reported that the complainant had expressed regret "after misleading more than 300 people to invest into his failing property businesses". The complainant said that a majority of the investments occurred before he was aware that the businesses were in difficulty.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved, when the PCC negotiated an agreement that the article would not be published online.

Date Published: 28/08/2014



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