Police investigate assault on BBC reporter after young boy ‘shoved her in the back’ during a live broadcast outside Brighton station ‘as his mother egged him on’
- BBC journalist Lucinda Adam was reporting on yesterday’s rail fare hikes live
- She was in Brighton Station when the young boy suddenly appeared behind her
- After dancing around she was suddenly pushed forward after a shove
- Now Sussex Police have launched an investigation into exactly what happened
A primary school boy said to shoved a BBC reporter in the back during a live segment is being investigated by the police.
The young lad – who cannot be legally identified – was spotted in the background of a broadcast at Brighton Station last night.
As BBC journalist Lucinda Adam was reporting on yesterday’s rail fare hikes the boy suddenly appeared.
He then started dancing behind her, as if to mock her to the viewers.
Then he vanished for a second and Ms Adam suddenly jolted forward as he pushed her from the back.
Yesterday the reporter said: ‘Reporting live from #Brighton tonight when a young boy about 8 started mucking about waving his arms behind me. We’ve all been there, but then he shoved me hard in the back before running off.
‘The saddest part is his mum was across the road egging him on and you can hear her howling with laughter.
‘It’s not funny, it’s assault while someone is doing their job. Where has kindness gone?
‘Thank you to the friends and viewers who have messaged me both publicly and privately to ask if I’m ok.
The lad suddenly appeared behind her and moments later she was shoved forwards on live TV
The little boy then turned on his heel and scampered away leaving the reporter shaken and sad
‘I’m fine thanks, just a bit shaken, quite angry and a bit sad.’
Today, Sussex Police confirmed they were investigating the incident, and were in touch with Ms Adam.
A spokesman said: ‘Police received a third-party report of an assault in Queens Road, Brighton on Tuesday evening.
‘Contact has been made with the victim and enquiries are ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact police online or call 101 quoting serial number 1433 of 01/03.’
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