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BBC crisis: Lord McAlpine 'angry' over abuse claim

15 November 2012 Last updated at 18:46 GMT

Tory peer Lord McAlpine has spoken of his anger after a BBC Newsnight report led to him being wrongly implicated in child abuse allegations.

The former Conservative party treasurer told BBC Radio 4's The World at One that he should have been contacted beforehand and revealed it was "terrifying" to find himself "a figure of public hatred".

Philippa Thomas reports.