Friday, March 04, 2005

BBC pay criminal for story

The Scotsman

"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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