BBC Bodyguard Burns Corpse

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  1. BBC bodyguard set fire to dead tsunami baby because he thought it posed a risk to the reporting team | Mail Online

    Not sure on this one... mainly because the story doesn't seem to be adding up. The state of the body seems to be beyond recognition by the end of the story, yet at the begining it doesn't seem that bad.

    He 'may' have left a skull on the floor, they just wanted it done, but the whole point of the burning was to remove a possible biological vector? But we'll just leave a skull on the floor?

    Perhaps this was just something that should have been left out of the book and consigned to the murk of history? And away from the TV licence paying citizens.
  2. Well, he's upset Aefen Good of London. Which is nice.
  3. Hmmmm

    Sounds like a right twallop.

    Maybe he should have listened to advice and burned the manuscript.
  4. No publicity is bad publicity.
  5. Common decency can't get in the way of the BBC. Its staff are far to important
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  6. Truly stupid!

    The health risk from a decomposing corpse is quite minimal unless: 1) one comes in physical contact with the bodily fluids and 2) the corpse was suffering from a disease such as hepatitis, Ebola, Marberg,

    Most of the research in this field was done by an Oliver Morton who is a fellow at the London School of Tropical Medicine.

    Either the bodyguard was ignorant of this or he did not want the BBC folk upset.
  7. Calm down, clam down....

  8. He'll fit right in at Sky.

    How long before he is arrested?
  9. All aboard the outrage hearse?
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  10. Is that part of the deal when you get a new contract with Sky, having to do negative publicity against the Beeb?
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  11. Mav

    Mav Old-Salt

    He does seem to be rather proud of how he made sure they washed their hands regularly...
  12. Could the corpse not have been covered and moved say 100m from their location to await proper graves registration or the local equivalent ?
  13. Swear everyone to secrecy then shove it in your book and highlight it in the publicity - chopper.

    Not surprising he whas chosen for redundancy.
  14. It was health and safety gone mad I tell you.
  15. One think that struck me was the optimism that a few bits of card would burn a body...