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Huw Edwards, BBC's face of historic events, identified as suspended anchor

By Karla Adam and William Booth

13 Jul 2023 · 5 min read

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  1. Huw Edwards, a prominent BBC news anchor, has been identified as the individual at the centre of a media scandal involving allegations of purchasing explicit images from a teenager. Edwards has been suspended from his role and is currently receiving in-patient hospital care for serious mental health issues.

LONDON - The person at the heart of a British media storm has been identified as Huw Edwards, a news anchor whose distinctive Welsh lilt has been the voice of some of Britain's most historic moments and who was suspended this week over allegations that he paid for sexually explicit images from a teenager.

According to a statement released Wednesday by his wife, Vicky Flind, Edwards is "suffering from serious mental health issues" and "receiving in-patient hospital care where he'll stay for the foreseeable future."

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