BBC probes Panorama journalist after he is secretly filmed buying champagne, gin and flaming Sambuca

Mail Online | 8/17/2019 | Katie Hind For The Mail On Sunday
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The BBC is investigating Panorama journalist John Sweeney after he was secretly filmed buying champagne, gin and flaming sambuca for himself and a young woman he hoped would reveal information on far-Right activist Tommy Robinson.

Earlier this year, Mr Sweeney had contacted Robinson’s former assistant Lucy Brown as part of an investigation for the BBC1 programme in conjunction with anti-extremism charity Hope Not Hate.

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After receiving his message, Ms Brown got in touch with Robinson, 36, who has since started serving a nine-month prison sentence for being in contempt of court.

The pair colluded to arrange to film Sweeney undercover so that Robinson could then post the footage as part of his attempt to expose how he believes the BBC is trying to tarnish him.

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Wearing an undercover camera, Ms Brown met Sweeney, 61, at a pub in February this year. He ordered champagne and double shots of gin.

He later orders ‘one more bottle of red wine’ before saying: ‘F*** it, no expense spared’ and...
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