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BBC says police asked it to 'suspend' probe into staff accused of paying teens for explicit photos

The BBC said on Tuesday it was asked by police to suspend its investigation into allegations that a male staff member paid a teenager Explicit photos.

On Monday July , the BBC Enterprise Investigations team met with London’s Metropolitan Police regarding “information provided”. The news was revealed to the BBC by The Sun on Thursday, the PBS said in a statement. “As a result of this meeting, the BBC has been asked to suspend its investigation into these allegations while the police determine the scope of future work.”

It added: “The The incident shows how complex and challenging such cases can be and how important it is that they are handled with the utmost diligence and care.”

BBC alsi said: “We are aware that complaints have been asked How it was initially handled, so today we have published an update setting out key dates and some additional information we can currently share. The BBC has processes and protocols in place for receiving information and managing first-time complaints. We always take it extremely seriously Treat these issues and seek to manage them with an appropriate duty of care.”

The broadcaster concluded: “Of course, we will learn our lessons after this. Exercise. Although the current problems have not yet Fully resolved, but the Director-General (Tim Davey) has asked BBC Group Chief Operating Officer Leigh Tavaziva to assess whether our protocols and procedures are appropriate for the case and report to the BBC which will discuss this in due course.” 1235531624



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