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BBC presenter uses the n-word, uncensored, during news report

Written by Konrad Ostrowski

A BBC News presenter has said the n-word while reporting on a racially motivated hit-and-run attack on an NHS worker.

A car was deliberately driven into the unnamed 21-year-old as he was leaving Southmead Hospital in Bristol on Wednesday. Two men reportedly shouted racist abuse at him before driving away.

The victim suffered a broken nose, cheekbone and leg, and will require plastic surgery.

Image credit Christine Matthews (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Fiona Lamdin, BBC social affairs correspondent, was presenting the story on BBC News this morning. In a pre-recorded segment, she said: “Just to warn you, you’re about to hear highly offensive language.

“Because as the men ran away, they hurled racial abuse, calling him a n*****.”

The decision to allow a white reporter to say the slur, uncensored, during a daytime news report has been widely condemned by many viewers on social media.

Neither the BBC or Ms Lamdin have responded to the criticism as of yet.


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