"The BBC tonight came under fire for paying one of the men who burgled Norfolk farmer Tony Martin to appear in a programme.
Brendan Fearon – who was wounded by Mr Martin and whose 16-year-old accomplice was killed – is to receive £4,000 for appearing in a docu-drama.
The BBC has defended the move. But the farmer’s MP has accused the corporation of “gross insensitivity”."
The BBC version is here.
Perhaps they're trying to do a deal before the law is changed.
Doubtless Mr Fearon will be able to think of something to spend the money on.
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