Statement on BBC News channel interview with trader Alessio Rastani

We've carried out detailed investigations and can't find any evidence to suggest that the interview with Alessio Rastani was a hoaxBBC Press Office
Date: 27.09.2011     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 17.58
The BBC have today issued the following statement regarding an interview with trader Alessio Rastani on the BBC News channel yesterday (Monday 26 September):

"We've carried out detailed investigations and can't find any evidence to suggest that the interview with Alessio Rastani was a hoax. He is an independent market trader and one of a range of voices we've had on air to talk about the recession."

BBC Press Office