#BBCtrending: Paddy Power told to withdraw Pistorius betting ad

Earlier this week, we reported on a controversial campaign by the Irish bookmakers Paddy Power - allowing people in the UK and the Republic of Ireland to bet on the outcome of the Oscar Pistorius trial.

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The UK's Advertising Standards Authority has now ordered Paddy Power to remove the advert with "immediate effect" following an "unprecedented number of complaints". In a statement, the ASA said: "We are investigating whether the ad is offensive for trivialising the issues surrounding a murder trial, the death of a woman and disability".

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