BBC journalist Martin Bashir used deception to obtain a famous television interview with Princess Diana more than 20 years ago, an independent investigation revealed on Tuesday.
British Prime Minister Johnson said on the 21st that the results of the investigation is “very concerned.” He said he could only imagine how the royal family felt. The BBC should take “all possible steps” to ensure that such incidents do not recur.
Scotland Yard said in a statement the same day, after the publication of the investigation report, the department will assess its contents to ensure that there is no support for the criminal investigation of “important new evidence.” Scotland Yard said in March that a criminal investigation into Mr Bashir’s 1995 interview with Diana was “inappropriate”.
On the evening of the 20th, British Culture Secretary Gordon Rudd said the report revealed the failure of the BBC’s core. He will consider whether further management reforms are needed.
Britain’s Princes William and Harry have reportedly issued separate statements condemning the BBC’s fraudulent visit.