'BRASS EYE' PRESENTER FACING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION

A Sunday newspaper report states that police are looking at the controversial 'paedophilia' show's content...

'BRASS EYE' PRESENTER FACING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION
CHRIS MORRIS, maker of the 'BRASS EYE' programme which satirised media handling of paedophilia, could face a criminal prosecution over content of the show.

Police in London say they are consulting the Crown Prosecution Service over how to pursue a complaint from a member of the public about the programme.

According to a Sunday newspaper report, Scotland Yard are looking towards a prosecution under the Protection of Children Act. Charges would relate to the "taking, making and showing of indecent photos of youngsters".

A police spokesperson was circumspect about any possible police probe, telling the BBC; "We are liasing with the Crown Prosecution Service to determine what, if any, further action is necessary."

The 'Brass Eye' programme has provoked a storm of protest since it was broadcast first on July 26 and repeated the following night. Aside from several thousand who rang broadcaster Channel 4 to register their complaint, several celebrities who were duped into taking part have also been enraged. Phil Collins appeared on the show to endorse a scheme called 'Nonce Sense' . He faced a camera and said, "I'm talking nonce sense." He initially threatened legal action after being fooled, but has since withdrawn the threat.

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