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April 9, 2008updated 17 Apr 2008 11:49pm

BBC reporter “pinned down” by terror police

By colinc

A BBC Stoke reporter was pinned to the ground by six police officers and searched under the Terrorism Act after his radio transmitter was mistaken for bomb equipment, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Max Khan was ambushed by police after several shoppers raised concerns about “an Arabic looking man” “acting suspiciously” outside a shopping centre in Hanley, Staffs. Khan, who was returning from making a bulletin about a local post office, had been wearing a rucksack with radio wires and an aerial protruding from the top.

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