CCTV released in bid to catch man who threw hot chocolate over BBC reporter

Posted On 04 Mar 2020 at 1:57 pm

An image of the suspect thought to have thrown hot chocolate over a BBC reporter moments before she went on air has been released by police.

A man screamed abuse at BBC South East political editor Lauren Moss when she was about to broadcast from the Royal Pavilion Gardens on Wednesday, 19 February.

She tweeted:”Pretty distressing day in Brighton so far. A member of the public threw a cup of hot chocolate at me and screamed abuse about how he hates the BBC, literally moments before I went on air for BBC South East this lunchtime.

“Luckily the drink missed my face and hit my coat instead.

“Someone may not approve of my work or who I work for but I am a journalist just doing my job. Anti-media feeling like this is very concerning for anyone in the industry.”

The incident happened at around 1.30pm.

Lauren Moss

If you recognise him or have any information about the incident, please report it online or call 101, quoting serial 76 of 20/02.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online.

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