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BBC Broadcaster name released on bail after naming victim to police

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16th February 2010

released on bail, after naming victim to police

Freelance broadcaster Ray Gosling has admitted smothering his lover, who had AIDS, in a 12-minute documentary on death and dying broadcast on Monday evening, 15 February, on BBC One. On being asked the next day about the prospect of a police investigation, Mr Gosling told BBC Breakfast news: "They can try. I'm not going to tell them anything." However, the police arrested him on suspicion of murder and Mr Gosling has now admitting telling the police the name of his ex-lover. Mr Gosling has been released on bail while the investigation continues.

The Guardian:
Ray Gosling admits telling police name of 'mercy killing' lover
The BBC:
Murder arrest over Ray Gosling's BBC confession
The Guardian:
Police investigate BBC broadcaster claims that he killed his partner
ABC News:
UK Police Investigate BBC Presenter Over Ex-Lover's Death
The Times Online:
Police to investigate on-air BBC confession by Ray Gosling that he 'killed lover'
BBC News:
Police investigate Gosling's lover death confession
The Press Association:
Probe into broadcaster 'confession'

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