BBC Asian Network editor found not guilty of ‘honest mistake’

21 January 2019

BBC Asian Network’s head of news has been found not guilty over the naming of a sexual abuse victim in a live radio broadcast. Arif Ansari checked and approved a reporter’s script which named the woman, believing it was a pseudonym. After a two-day case Mr Ansari was found not guilty by a district judge at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court, who said the broadcast was an “honest mistake”.

Trevor Burke QC represented Mr Ansari.

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