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Urgent: BBC boss steps down after false child abuse report

11-11-2012 06:25 BJT

LONDON, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- The BBC's director-general resigned Saturday evening after a Newsnight report which wrongly implicated Tory peer Lord McAlpine in a child abuse scandal.

"I have decided that the honourable thing to do is to step down," said George Entwistle in a statement outside New Broadcasting House in London.

Entwistle made an announcement at 9 p.m.. He said that when he was appointed to the role, he was confident BBC trustees had chosen the best candidate for the post and the "right person to tackle the challenges and opportunities ahead".

"However the wholly exceptional events of the past few weeks have led me to conclude that the BBC should appoint a new leader," he said.

 

Editor:James |Source: Xinhua

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