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TV news film footage must be handed to police

Title
TV news film footage must be handed to police
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
8 Apr 1988
Year of production
1988
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Duration
00:02:44
Description
Tim Crook reports on the judge’s decision that Screen News should hand over film footage of a man, Bernard O’Connell, stabbed to death in Willesden, as television companies have a moral duty to help the police. Managing Director Ken Hayes on his reasons for referring the matter to the court and his disappointment at the outcome.
Contributors
Tim Crook; Ken Hayes
Keywords
Police; Homicide; Mass media; Legal decisions; Television news programmes; Screen News; Willesden; Bernard o’Connell

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