R2OK! Forum Index R2OK!
Contact R2OK! admin

Click here for R2OK! Website


 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

BBC Faces Bomb Scare Bill

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    R2OK! Forum Index -> News and Current Affairs
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
mark occomore



Joined: 07 Dec 2006
Posts: 9955
Location: UK

PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:04 pm    Post subject: BBC Faces Bomb Scare Bill Reply with quote

Quote:
The BBC is to get a bill for 5,000 from the police and crime commissioner for Greater Manchester for sending a suspicious package through the post from Belfast to Manchester. which ''caused severe disruption to the emergency services'' according to the commissioner,Terry Lloyd. The package was a camera in a bottle and when postal workers in Salford spotted it they called police.The package was sent by Royal Mail not internal post.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-23727511

_______________

It appears that it went by normal Royal Mail , rather than the BBC Internal Post.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ruddlescat



Joined: 16 Sep 2010
Posts: 18010
Location: Near Chester

PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I simply do not understand this

If the item sent was suitable for Royal Mail to carry which it appears it was in this case why should the BBC and us as licence payers end up with a bill as a result of the actions of some paranoid postal worker - if that person was worried then it's fair enough for him to report it but not for the police to bill the sender for sending an item which turned out to be completely legitimate Rolling Eyes
_________________
Are you ready for a Ruddles?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Helen May



Joined: 10 Dec 2006
Posts: 18071
Location: Cheshire

PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad you thought it odd, I thought it was just me!

It's like saying if you or I sent something that they thought suspicious and wasn't we too would get the bill......... There has to be more to this that we aren't being told.

H
_________________
88 - 91 FM this is Radio 2 from the BBC!

I said it live on air in the studio with Jeremy Vine on 10/3/2005
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    R2OK! Forum Index -> News and Current Affairs All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group. Hosted by phpBB.BizHat.com