The BBC may no longer be able to show footage of headless fat people walking through the streets, after a Swindon woman successfully sued the organisation.
Lawyers, Bradstone Brooks won the landmark court case against the BBC, who had used images of Murial Hislop (31) when introducing a feature on obesity. Although Hislop’s face was not shown, workmates and friends quickly picked up on her signature cream jacket and black shoulder bag. Hislop used No win No fee specialist Bradstone Brooks after they successfully represented the family of an iguana who had been chased by snakes.
‘Bradstone Brooks got me the £38.99 compensation that I was due,’ said Hislop.
‘The BBC had to buy me a new jacket, so that I’m not as easily recognised,’ added Hislop.