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14:33 | 24th July 2017

News: UK

Fri 20 Aug, 2010
By Sam Bristowe


After careful consideration of all the evidence I decided that Mr Gosling should be prosecuted for wasting police time and advised the police to obtain a summons to that effect

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BBC presenter Ray Gosling will be prosecuted for wasting police time after he claimed on a BBC programme that he assisted to kill his gay partner.

Gosling, 70, a famous veteran presenter for the broadcasting corporation, took part in an interview on broadcast on the BBC, where he openly revealed that he smothered his partner who was lying in hospital dying from AIDS.

Since the broadcast of the show in a February, Nottinghamshire Police began an investigation into the claims made by Gosling but have since come across is "sufficient evidence" that proves he was lying.

Free of manslaughter charges he could now be prosecuted for waisting police time.

According to the UKPA, Helen Allen of the CPS has said that Nottinghamshire Police have been informed Gosling should be prosecuted for wasting police time.

She said: "Mr Gosling was arrested by Nottinghamshire Police on suspicion of murder following his appearance in a television programme in which he confessed to killing a former lover who was dying of Aids.

"He was interviewed several times by the police and detectives conducted an extensive investigation into the allegation.

"The police were in contact with the CPS during the investigation and a file was passed to the Special Crime Division on July 28.

"The police established that there was sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of proving that Mr Gosling's confession was false and asked the CPS to consider whether he should be prosecuted for wasting police time, given the amount of work they had to carry out to establish what had happened.

"After careful consideration of all the evidence I decided that Mr Gosling should be prosecuted for wasting police time and advised the police to obtain a summons to that effect.

"The summons for him to appear before Nottingham magistrates on September 14 was served on Mr Gosling when he answered his police bail today."

 

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