BBC News, June 2020

Summary of complaint

We received complaints from viewers who felt our coverage of the clashes with police in Brixton at an unlicensed street party was insufficient. 


Our response

This incident was reported a number of times across BBC News on 25 June, including the Six and Ten O’Clock bulletins on BBC One. BBC London News led with the story in its main 18:30 programme and it also featured in its lunchtime and late bulletins.  There was further reporting in radio bulletins and online.
We know that not everyone will agree with our choices of stories or the prominence they get. BBC News always reports independently and impartially and each story is judged based on its own editorial merit.
We consider that we covered this story appropriately.