BBC’s Question Time apologises to family of Alice Gross after “extremely insensitive” comments

BBC's Question Time has apologised to Alice Gross' family, after linking her death to a debate on immigration.


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The BBC's Question Time apologised to the family of Alice Gross after her sister said it was "horrible" of them to feature a question linking the 14-year-old's murder to immigration. Alice’s sister, Nina Gross, said it was "extremely insensitive" to use her "family's grief for political agendas".

The question, which provoked Nina’s comment, came on Thursday’s programme when an audience member asked whether the right to "freedom of movement across EU borders" should apply to "convicted criminals".

Latvian Arnis Zalkalns was named as a suspect by police before Alice's body was found on Tuesday. Alice’s last sighting was on August 28, after leaving home in Hanwell, west London.


Zalkalns served seven years in prison in his homeland for killing his wife Rudite.

Nina poster on Twitter: “It is extremely insensitive to use my family's tragedy for political agendas and discussion. This is a time of grief for our family.”

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