Ray Gosling on the BBC's Inside Out
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Reporter Ray Gosling facing wasting police time charges

20 August 2010 Last updated at 14:04 BST

BBC television presenter Ray Gosling will be charged with wasting police time, following a claim he made on air that he smothered his terminally ill lover.

The Crown Prosecution Service said Mr Gosling should be charged over claims he made to BBC Breakfast's Bill Turnbull in February, after first making the claim in a BBC Inside Out documentary broadcast on 15 February.

Mr Gosling said he was sorry if there had been any hurt caused to his former lover - who had been dying of Aids - or his family.

Jon Brain reports.