The BBC have broadcast an apology to Peter Griffin, a retired engineer, in respect of completely false allegations broadcast on the “File on Four” programme on Radio 4 that Mr Griffin was involved in facilitating Libya’s nuclear weapons programme. The BBC has also agreed to pay Mr Griffin £30,000 in compensation, together with his legal costs.
Apology Broadcast on BBC
In August last year we reported allegations, made to the Malaysian Police, that a retired engineer from Wales, Mr Peter Griffin, was involved in knowingly supplying materials for Libya’s nuclear weapons programme.
These allegations have not been corroborated and Mr Griffin has told us that he did not knowingly give Libya any assistance of this kind. Accordingly, the BBC now withdraws the allegations and apologises for any distress caused.
Mr Griffin was represented by Nigel Tait and Robert Dougans under the firm’s CFA scheme