BBC apologises for Newsnight child abuse report
The BBC has issued an unreserved apology for a Newsnight report which led to Lord McAlpine being wrongly implicated in the alleged sexual abuse of children at north Wales care homes.
It comes after a victim, Steve Messham, apologised to the former Tory treasurer after saying he did not assault him.
Newsnight had reported Mr Messham's claims against a leading 1980s Tory politician but did not name him.
The BBC also announced an "immediate pause" in all Newsnight investigations.